NW is actively participating in PBIS. PBIS stands for 'Positive Behavioral Interventional Supports.' PBIS involves using a common language with positive expectations for behavior in all areas of our school. The goal behind this program is to 'catch kids doing positive things' instead of focusing on negative behavior. Research has shown that when the positive behaviors are rewarded, they are more likely to reoccur.
The PBIS team has chosen the acronym of COLT for our school.
COLT stands for Caring, On you honor, Lead responsibly, and Treat others with respect.
Posters and photos are up around the school that share these COLT expectations for common areas, such as lunchroom, hallways, recess, etc. Our school is having monthly assemblies for all students to talk about PBIS. Teachers also have reward tickets to hand out to individual students that demonstrate during the day these specific behaviors. Our team is also planning quarterly rewards for students that have consistently show these skills.
The PBIS reward for students in the second semester was the opportunity to vote for the two teachers who would receive a pie in the face at the assembly. The "Winners" were Second Grade teacher Janet Falck and PE teacher Nathan Todd. Mrs. Falck had 204 tickets, Mr. Todd had 182, Mr. Duggar had 65, Mr. Amundson 62, and Mr. Hjemeland had 35. Mr. Todd was gone that day, so his sub Tessia Wangsness graciously took his place and received one pie, and Mrs. Falck got two pies in the face...
The North Winneshiek Community School District does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, socio-economic status, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. The Affirmative Action Coordinator is Tim Dugger and can be reached at 563-735-5411.