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FMS students rewarded for PRIDE

Jun 05, 2014

Fairfield Middle School officials have announced the winners of its Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program monthly drawing for May.

Fifth-grade winners were: Dagan Burnett, Kyle Godwin, Helen Drish, Tanner Mellott, Addison Pohren, Holden Phelps, Chris Kyle, Olivia Jones, Adrian Paul, Eli Moore, Wyatt Baker, Kevin Kretz, Landen Schafer, Kane Hook and Paige Droz.

Sixth-grade winners were: Gracee Lisk, Gabrielle Godwin-Webster, Tate Jordan, Patricia Wilkins, Kyra Hunter, Averi Henderson, Chloe Campbell, Destiny Gridley, Noel Peterson, David Burrell-Burnett, Darby Kaska, Caleb Heisel, Donovan Lowe, Emily McAvan and Maxx Anderson.

Seventh-grade winners were: Paige Carlson, Brittan Bowman, Sage Crandall, AJ Pohren, Wesley Polson, Brenden Pool, Logan Fuller, Kiersten Price, Brandon Hoskins, Anatta Charoenkul, Danae Drish, TeAnna Simons, Lexi Kiefer, Hannah Clubb, Amber Burroughs and Nicole Singer.

Eighth-grade winners were: Amiah Neff, Maeleisa Leaford, Claire Christensen, Kristen Daugherty, Gannon Courtright, Phoenix Haessler, Amanda Carminhato, Nicole Buch, Kai-Li Diyaljee, Ashton Ehret, Saban Simons, Blu Schultz, Jordan Guezimane, Brittney Schaefer and James Lyman.

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.”

FMS counselor Molly 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.

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