The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recognized three Reeds Spring schools for achievement in schoolwide positive behavior support.
Reeds Spring Intermediate School and Reeds Spring Middle School received the highest possible status, gold level, and Reeds Spring Elementary School received the third-highest, bronze level.
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) is a proactive approach to teaching behavioral expectations in order to maximize instructional time and student engagement. It creates 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 support to individual student needs.
"We teach our students to be responsible, respectful, and safe by positively reinforcing good choices at school," said Reeds Spring Intermediate School principal Jodi Gronvold. "We implement grace with accountability at RSIS, realizing that students come to us from all kinds of different situations and need our encouragement and support to be successful."
The schools received their awards during the 11th Annual SW-PBS Summer Institute
at Tan-Tar-A Resort on Monday, June 13.