FMS rewards students
Fairfield Middle School officials have announced the winners of its Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program monthly drawing.
The fifth-grade winners were: Adriana Alonso, Tommy Jones, Eli Moore, Olivia Jones, Chris Kyle, Devon Duke, Adrian Paul, Blake Vice, Christina Winland, Levi Durbin, Kyleah McCabe, Amiritha Kumar, Kane Hook, Kyle Godwin and Diego Ascencio.
Six-grade winners were: Ronan Malloy, Matthew Studt, Kaitlyn Post, Harper Fiske. Isaac Fiedler, Averi Henderson, Destiny Gridley, Colton Goodwin, Marissa Rupe, Odalis Ascencio, Gracee Lisk, Isabella Beltramea, Joanna Segura, Megan Higgins and Josh Brewington.
Seventh-grade winners were: Allison Godwin, Madison Kraemer, AJ Pohren, Alex Vice, Caden Jones, Aaron Austin, Stephen Hawkins, Bailey Travis, TeAnna Simon, Brittan Bowman, Lexus McCoy, Hannah Club, Katy Claman, TJ Twohill and Danae Drish.
Eighth-grade winners were: Clayton Garrison, Gannon Courtright, Anna Beasley, Taylor Myers, Cherie Anderson, Sophia Allen, Brittany Schafer, Alexandra Hernandez, Claire Christiansen, Kailee Diyaljee, Blu Schultz, Abbi Cook, Michael Flournoy, Darren Roberts and Kristin Daugherty.
“We also had a grade-level competition this month that was won by fifth grade for receiving the most tickets,” said FMS counselor Molly Mosinski. All fifth graders had an extra recess as a reward.
To reward positive behavior, the FMS staff has tickets to give to students “caught doing something above and beyond” or “consistently performing Trojan PRIDE in their daily life.”
Mosinski explained PBIS is a system for creating safe and effective schools. For it to be successful, students must be taught appropriate behavior in all school settings. The big picture is all students gain academic and social success by creating a positive learning environment.
“Around our school and in our classrooms, we have a Trojan PRIDE matrix, which specifically outlines eight different environments in our school,” explained Mosinski. “These environments include: classroom, bathroom, hallway, lunchroom, recess, bus, extra-curricular activities and before/after school.
“In the spring of 2010, our teacher leadership group adopted the acronym PRIDE, as each letter stood for something important,” she continued.
• Prepared (Prepared for class-proper materials and positive attitude);
• Respect (Respect for yourself, your classmates, and adults, and treat others the way you would want to be treated);
• Integrity (Do the right thing, even if no one is watching);
• Dependable (Can we count on you?);
• Environmentally Aware/Safe (Take care of your school!).
When a student receives a ticket from a staff member, they are to put their name on it and drop it in their appropriate grade-level bucket in the middle school office.
At the end of the month, a drawing is held, and the students have an opportunity to win prizes.