KMS Student of the Month
Kenston Middle School recognized its Students of the Month for November. They were sixth graders, Nico Fiore, Stella Loveland, Sofiya Pavlova and Samuel Spencer; seventh graders, Brooklyn Alexander, Charlie McMicken, Corinna Shirdon and Anthony Tomaselli; and eighth graders, Jasmine DeJarnette, Cullen Fehrin, Morgan Myers and William Radenfeld.
Thankfully, No Turkeys Here
With a bit of creativity and a lot of sympathies, our Kindergarten families took to the task of disguising turkeys in hopes of rescuing them from a dinner table. Kindergarten students participated in an interactive read aloud of the books, Turkey Trouble and Turkey Trick or Treat by Wendi Silvano. In these stories, the main character disguises itself to stave off hungry turkey fans. So many wonderful disguises were on display – and certainly no turkeys to be found!
Silver Level Designation in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
On December 9th, Timmons Elementary School will be recognized by the State of Ohio as a silver level school, with the high school receiving bronze honors in PBIS.
PBIS is a framework focused on using evidence-based practices and a tiered system to support the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral competence of all students. The essential components of PBIS include: clear expectations, comprehensive instruction, supportive structure and community connections. A consistent system of acknowledging and correcting behaviors through active supervision, proactive scheduling, logical consequences and reteaching, clear procedures for responding to behaviors, and supportive environments designed to eliminate behavior triggers is also a key component of PBIS. As building level committees continue to review data, conduct research and follow an action plan, the next step is to apply for gold level recognition. As we continue our PBIS journey, families can help by reinforcing the four building-wide expectations: follow directions, speak kind words, keep body and objects to self, and respect property.
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