Ray Miller Elementary School Earns State Honor for Positive Behavior Support
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the University of Missouri Center for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support recently honored Ray Miller School with an award for implementing positive behavior support and improving studentsâ behavior and academic performance. Ray Miller was honored with a silver award during the fourth annual Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Summer Institute held June 7-9 in Osage Beach, Mo. The schoolwide positive behavior support initiative focuses on creating a learning environment conducive to the academic and social success of all students. DESE and the University of Missouri recognized schools for their development of academic strategies designed to meet the needs of individual students while encouraging positive student behavior. The districtâs school was among 133 schools from across the state recognized for their successful adoption of positive behavior support.
What is Positive Behavior Support
"Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) is a general term that refers to the application of positive behavioral interventions and systems to achieve socially important behavior change. Positive behavioral support is not a new intervention package, nor a new theory of behavior, but an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the fit or link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs." (Sugai, et, all, 1999).
Tiger Tickets Procedures
- Use these tickets to reward students for meeting expectations.
- Any adult in the building may use these tickets to reinforce the behavior of any student. The program is not limited by grade level or other association.
- Each regular and special ed classroom will have a collection box. Please keep your box in a location that is easily accessible to your students and to the students that come to collect the tickets.
- Staff name is printed on the ticket. Staff should circle the character trait being exhibited and give the ticket to the child.
- Students write their name on the ticket, and put it in the collection box in their regular or special ed classroom.
- Each Friday afternoon, grade-level representatives will go around and collect the tickets.
- Each morning during the announcements, two winners from each grade level will be randomly drawn from the tickets collected on the previous Friday. Winners should go to the office right away to claim their prize.
- From the winning tickets, two staff members will be drawn on Friday. Staff members should go the office sometime that day to choose their prize.
Ray Miller Elementary offers a character education program that involves every student in the school. The Character Education Team leads monthly assemblies where students do a variety of activities such as sing songs, have small group discussions, watch videos, have guest speakers and presenters, and recognize outstanding studentss.
The character words we use at Ray Miller are:
Kindness (1st Quarter)
Respect (2nd Quarter)
Responsibility (3rd Quarter)
Cooperation (4th Quarter)
All students have an opportunity to be nominated for "Student of the Month." Nominees and "Students of the Month" are recognized at monthly assemblies. We are providing opportunities for all students to learn character traits that will make them better citizens and will improve our school climate at Ray Miller.
Students of the Month ride to school in a fire truck!
Ray Miller PBS Team
Mandy Gray (District Chair)
Mary Rose Sallese