Bridgeway earns state recognition for behavior support program
Bridgeway earns state recognition for behavior support program
Friday, September 29, 2017
Bridgeway Elementary School earned state recognition for exemplary implementation of its Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) program. SW-PBS is an evidence-based, proactive approach to teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations in order to improve student behavior, maximize instructional time and increase student engagement. Bridgeway earned silver-level recognition and was recognized during the Missouri SW-PBS Summer Training Institute.

Schools achieve the Missouri SW-PBS Recognition Award of Excellence after a rigorous review of artifacts that represent the quality of their implementation of SW-PBS interventions, as well as evidence that their use of the program has resulted in improved outcomes for students. Based on their implementation, schools can receive bronze-, silver- or gold-level recognition.

"MO SW-PBS recognition criteria are rigorous and research based," said Dr. Nancy Johnson, Missouri SW-PBS state director. "I applaud the ongoing work of all MO SW-PBS participating schools to improve learning environments for all students."
 
SW-PBS is a systematic framework that guides creating safer and more effective schools by structuring the learning environment to support the academic and social success of all students. It focuses on encouraging positive student behavior, preventing disruptive behavior and tailoring supports to individual student needs. During the 2016-2017 school year, approximately 680 Missouri schools participated in the SW-PBS initiative.

Members of Bridgeway's PBIS committee are Taylor Adams, Amanda Brodbeck, Dan Derby, Carla Gardner, Keri Gleason, Nicole Hagedorn, Tracy Hilgenbrink, Leslie Jones, Emily Lerman, Vicki Martin, Pam McConnell, Cathy Selleck, Shannon Senzig, Julie Watson and Kendra Worsham. Bill Casner is the school's principal.