We are very excited to begin the sixth year of our Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) program at VHE. The PBS team works hard to implement school wide celebrations, social emotional learning opportunities, plan and implement assemblies, celebrate our students and staff and help with the universal behavior programming for VHE. In addition, this year, we are combining our Welcoming Schools program with PBS. Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive, LGBT-inclusive approach to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools for all students and their families. The approach is grounded in research that clearly links improved academic achievement, better social-emotional well-being, and an inclusive school climate. In support of this work we have updated our "school rules" poster to include language about being an ally. We look forward to sharing more information with you about our work as the year goes on.
Happy new school year,
Art Teacher, PBS Coach