French Creek Bulldogs Celebrate Good Behavior!
On January 13, 2017, French Creek Elementary School staff and parents came together to celebrate their students’ excellent behavior during the second quarter of the school year. French Creek is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Strategies) school that focuses on high behavior expectations for all. Students earn “Bulldog Bones” for doing the right thing. Each quarter, the school has a large reward to celebrate students that follow the school expectations throughout the quarter. This quarter 93% of all students earned the reward.
They enjoyed a school carnival with bounce houses in the gymnasium and many games with prizes in different classrooms. The photo shows a student in the “Minute to Win It” room attempting to stack as many dice as possible. The attached photo of the poster is the Bulldogs BARK expectations for the school. Students practice these expectations on a daily basis and can tell you what it means to be a “Brave Bulldog” on the playground and in other areas of the campus.
French Creek Elementary began as a PBIS school in 2014 and continues to promote focus on positive behavior and the rewards enjoyed by doing the right thing. The program also provides shorter-term rewards including weekly and sometimes daily opportunities for students who may need extra behavior support. Rewards the school has provided include, lunch with a teacher or choice seating, extra PE time, field trips to Holly River State Park, a magic show and an acrobat show.
The school’s PTO supports the PBIS program on a regular basis, often splitting the cost of the reward and/or providing snacks for students during the reward. The faculty and staff work throughout the school year to raise funds to provide the rewards for students. It is truly a team effort and a beneficial program for all.