Quaker Valley Schools Recognized for Implementing PBIS

Quaker Valley Middle, Edgeworth Elementary, and Osborne Elementary Schools were each recognized for the implementation of their Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports with fidelity in the 2021-2022 school year.

 “Our PBIS team is excited and proud to be recognized for the initiatives that we have implemented in order to create a positive school culture at Quaker Valley Middle School,” says Middle School Principal Dr. Anthony Mooney.

The schools are recognized by the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PaPBS Network), which oversees the implementation of positive behavior plans within Pennsylvania schools. These programs teach students expectations and social skills through data-driven decision making. This creates a culture for learning, as students have gained behavioral and social-emotional health tools, and schools are able to develop academic and behavioral supports based on individual and building-wide needs.  

“SWPBIS is a framework that has enabled us, at Osborne, to create a positive environment where students are taught behavioral expectations that are reinforced in all settings of our school community,” says Leah Lindenfelser, School Counselor at Osborne Elementary. “At Osborne, our common theme is DREAM (D- doing your best; R- responsible and ready; E- eager to learn; A- always respectful; M- manage myself) and we use these expectations to support our students to enable them to thrive in both academic and social settings.  SWPBIS enables all children to learn and grow within our school family.” 

Edgeworth School Counselor Jessica Jackson is equally enthusiastic about the PBIS program: “We are thrilled to be recognized for the 5th year in a row at all three tiers of our school wide positive behavior intervention and support program (SWPBIS). The collaboration among our staff and faculty as well as the combination of explicit teaching and positive reinforcement of behaviors has had such a positive impact on our school culture here at Edgeworth. Edgeworth's SWPBIS theme helps us to remember to BEE Respectful, BEE Responsible and BEE Safe everywhere in our school, and every week we celebrate our BEE-havior Superstars! Edgeworth Elementary is an even more wonderful place to ‘bee’ thanks to our work in SWPBIS.”

The schools will receive their banners at the 2022 PAPBS Implementers’ Forum held on November 30- December 2, 2022, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, PA. Tier 1-2-3 Implementation with Fidelity recognizes that schools have implemented PBIS programs at each level and have scored at or above the percentages designated by the assessment tools used to measure their programming.

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