Reeds Spring Elementary School honored with Bronze Recognition: PBIS

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 11, 2015

Reeds Spring, MO-- The Reeds Spring R-IV School District had five buildings receive recognition on Wednesday, June 10, at the 10th annual SW-PBS Summer Training Institute at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

Reeds Spring was one of just 280 public schools in Missouri to receive this recognition, which honors districts which have successfully adopted and implemented Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support, a comprehensive approach for improving student behavior and academic performance.

Each building received the following levels of recognition: Primary School and Elementary School – Bronze; Intermediate School – Silver; Middle School and High School – Gold. These levels represent the extent that SW-PBS strategies have been implemented, and proof of the impact these strategies have had on the district.

As Dr. Chris Templeton, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning stated, “Each building has been implementing PBS for varying amounts of time over the past several years, and we are very proud to have each of the schools being recognized for their efforts in creating safe learning environments for our learners. This is the first year for all of our buildings to receive recognition.”

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education calls SW-PBS a systematic approach to creating safer and more effective schools by structuring the learning environment to support the academic and social success of all students. It focuses on data-based decision-making, encouraging positive student behavior, preventing disruptive behavior, and tailoring academic strategies to individual student needs.

Media Contact:
Ben Fisher
Director of Communications
417-272-8171 ext. 1295
417-294-9201
befisher@wolves.k12.mo.us