School News RundownNov 9th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: School News
SB Middle School’s October Students of the Month
Congratulations to the St. Bernard Middle School October Students of the Month: 6th Grader, Kasey Esteves; 7th Grader, Macie Graf; and 8th Grader, Tylon Richard. Each month, one student from each grade is chosen by their teachers because he or she has demonstrated SBM’s three expectations of being responsible, respectful and positive. The students receive a certificate, parent letter, prize bag and an invitation to a Student of the Month pizza party that takes place once every nine weeks. The program is meant to recognize students who have exhibited exceptional behavior and dedication to academics and to promote a positive culture at our school.
SBM Jr. Beta Club Induction
Students of St. Bernard Middle School were recently inducted into the Jr. Beta Club which recognizes and promotes high academic achievement, rewards and nurtures worthy character, fosters leadership skills and encourages service to others. During the ceremony, candles were lit representing the four virtues of the Jr. Beta Club which are: Service, Leadership, Scholarship and Honor. The new inductees were Alyssa Alfonso, Lynn Alfonso, Kelsey Billiot, Brenne Callais, Cassidy Couture, Kasey Esteves, Hannah Fisher, Rhyen Gillmore, Olivia Gonzales, Gregory Gonzales-Landry, Bren Guerra, Lamonica Hayward, Asia Hookfin, Hannah Hutchinson, Sarah Latapie, Doris Ledet, Avory McMillian, Laken Melerine, Madison Menesses, Khelsie Morales, Gabrielle Naquin, Karla Ortega, Teeyah Raybon, Steven Schwarz, Emily Snyder, Kassie Tregle, Destiny Vosbein and Mattie Zimmer.
PBIS at St. Bernard Middle
PBIS, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, is a school-wide system designed to use data to teach systemic school expectations and support positive behaviors at St. Bernard Middle.
On October 15, St. Bernard Middle School’s PBIS Program was evaluated. In order for schools under evaluation to be considered a model school at the Universal Level of PBIS, they must score 80-percent. After their evaluation, St. Bernard Middle learned they had scored a 100-percent, and are now a model PBIS school.
As the administrator who oversees all PBIS activities at St. Bernard Middle School, Mrs. Angela Seibert credits her principal, PBIS Team, faculty, and the students for this score.
“It is because we all work so well as a team that implementing SWPBIS was a breeze,” said Seibert. “Besides, celebrating positivity is so much fun!”
Some of the PBIS initiatives at SBM include:
• Eagle bucks—can be spent at the Eagles’ Nest where loads of school supplies, fun items, and even coupons for things like “Work with a Teacher for a Day” or even “Get out of detention for a day” can be purchased.
• 9 weeks awards—students with less than four Class I infractions earn prizes, and students with none get a larger prize and go into a drawing for a gift basket.
• Student of the Month—one winner is selected from each grade, and these students are honored in many ways.
• First Class Referrals- Teachers can write positive referrals for students for anything they see fit. Students are honored with a positive phone call and are placed on the “Wall of Fame.”
• Positive Post Cards—From time to time, teachers will write post cards to students to be mailed home—positively reinforcing our Eagles.