State recognizes 50 Wake County schools for positive behavior intervention and support

From the Wake County Public School System Blog:

State recognizes 50 Wake County schools for positive behavior intervention and support

The Department of Public Instruction recently honored 50 Wake County schools for implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS strives to build favorable school climate and increase academic learning time. PBIS is a nationally recognized research-based best practice designated by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the “Ideas that Work”. The mission of the PBIS Coach Team is to empower adults within a school with the skills needed to improve overall classroom and school climate to achieve higher academic performance for all students. Implementation is supported by Intervention Services/Student Support Services.

The state honored 15 WCPSS schools with the top honor of Exemplar School:  Briarcliff ES, Cary ES, Farmington Woods ES, Lake Myra ES, Lead Mine ES, Middle Creek ES, Mount Vernon School, North Forest Pines Drive ES, Northwoods ES, Smith ES, Swift Creek ES, Underwood ES, Vance ES, Wilburn ES, and Wiley ES.

Sixteen schools earned honors as a Green Ribbon School:  Apex MS, Carroll MS, East Garner ES, Forest Pines ES, Forestville Road ES, Fuquay Varina HS, Heritage ES, Holly Grove ES, Holly Ridge ES, North Garner MS, Oak Grove ES, Salem MS, Sanford Creek ES, West Cary MS, York ES, and Zebulon MS.

Nineteen schools earned honors as a Model School: Brier Creek ES, Dillard Drive ES, Dillard Drive MS, Douglas ES, East Cary MS, Herbert Akins ES, Heritage MS, Hodge Road ES, Holly Springs HS, Laurel Park ES, Leesville Road ES, Lockhart ES, Millbrook ES, North Ridge ES, Reedy Creek ES, River Oaks MS, Root ES, Sycamore Creek ES, and Wakefield ES.

PBIS is the initiative behind PRIDE at Cary Elementary.