Students at Mary C. Howse Elementary School in West Chester kicked off another school year with rewards for positive behavior at their School-Wide Positive Behavioral Lesson and assembly, according to a report from the Daily Local News.
Each year, Dr. Steve Catrambone and his positive behavior team develop an annual theme for students to follow. This year, the theme is “One Family, One School, One World.”
The theme is promoted at the assembly and subsequent lesson, which also reinforce the school’s core behavioral principles of respect, responsibility, and safety.
During the lesson, students learn about appropriate behavior for the bathroom, bus, hallway, and playground.
When staff members notice a student engaging in positive behavior, they get awarded Dragon Dollars, named after the school’s mascot, Fireball the Dragon. Each month, Dragon Dollars are selected at random, and the winning students get to choose from rewards that range from a dance party to lunch with the principal.
The school has been using the SWPBL for the last four years and it has “done nothing but improve over the years,” said Catrambone.
Read more about Mary C. Howse Elementary School in the Daily Local News here.