Six schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) have been recognized for successfully adopting and implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS), a comprehensive approach for improving student behavior and academic performance.
Becky-David Elementary, Central Elementary, Henderson Elementary, Warren Elementary, Hollenbeck Middle School, and Saeger Middle School were honored on June 11 at the Missouri SW-PBS Recognition Ceremony in conjunction with the Ninth Annual Missouri SW-PBS Summer Training Institute at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Each school had to meet specific criteria to earn these honors, including use of data to direct instruction, problem solving and intervention efforts, creative and engaging recognition systems, implementation of SW-PBS throughout the school environment, systemic orientation of new students, parents and staff throughout the year and active instruction for social and behavioral skills.
Schools are honored with gold, silver, or bronze awards, which represent the extent of each school’s implementation of SW-PBS strategies and the evidence compiled about the program’s impact in each school. On average, it takes two to four years for a school to achieve bronze, three to six years to achieve silver, and five to eight years to achieve gold.