Jefferson students try to "get
clothing relay race.
On Wednesday, October 6, Jefferson Elementary School honored its
students for reaching the school's first school-wide goal for positive
student behavior. Jefferson uses PBIS, a positive behavior
intervention success program, to teach and model positive student
behavior. Students earn paw-shaped tickets (their mascot is the jaguar)
for being safe, respectful and responsible on the playground, in the
bathrooms, classrooms, hallways and lunchroom. When they reached their
first school-wide goal of 5,000 paws, the staff and students celebrated
with an all-school success program
Prior to this group celebration, students wrote reflection papers on how they helped the school earn the paws to reach the goal.
The assembly began with the teachers competing in a candy corn relay with the children cheering their teachers on. After the teacher relay, students were separated by grades and participated in their own relay games. Fourth and fifth graders took part in a clothing relay, second and third graders did puzzle relays, and kindergartners and first graders ran a relay carrying a playground ball between their knees.
Jefferson's new PBIS goal is 10,000 paws.