|Bridgeway and Parkwood earn state recognition for behavior support programs|
|Monday, October 1, 2018|
Bridgeway and Parkwood elementary schools earned state recognition for their school-wide programs which promote positive behaviors in the classroom and beyond. Bridgeway earned gold-level recognition and Parkwood earned silver-level recognition for their exemplary implementation of the 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. 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.
Bridgeway and Parkwood were recognized during the 13th annual Missouri SW-PBS Summer Institute and during a recent recognition hosted by the Special School District (SSD) Governing Council. Schools achieve state recognition 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.
Members of Bridgeway's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) committee are counselors Taylor Adams and Kendra Worsham; teachers Amanda Brodbeck, Dan Derby, Keri Gleason, Nicole Hagedorn, Danielle Hamer, Emily Lerman, Vicki Martin, Pam McConnell, Hannah Schneider and Julie Watson; and principal Dr. Bill Casner.
Members of Parkwood's PBIS committee are instructional technology and library clerk Angela Barringhaus; fifth grade student Journi Guthrie; parent Jerica Walker; teachers Kelley Chestnut, Jaimyn Hacker and Mallory Hamilton; instructional specialist Kim Dannegger; SSD area coordinator LeighAnn Richelman; and principal Melissa Yount-Ott.
Ruth Petrov, Pattonville's representative on the SSD Governing Council, left, and SSD superintendent Dr. Don Bohannon, right, are shown presenting a PBS award to Bridgeway representatives. From Bridgeway are, from left, principal Dr. Bill Casner, teacher Nicole Hagedorn and counselor Taylor Adams.
Parkwood staff shown accepting an award from Petrov and Bohannon are, from left, teacher Mallory Hamilton and principal Melissa Yount-Ott.