Nine PUSD Schools Receive Statewide Recognition for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PUSD had nine schools receive statewide recognition by the California PBIS Coalition for implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We are thrilled that nine of our schools earned well-deserved recognition for putting in incredible work to foster and sustain learning environments that are safe and positive by encouraging good behavior and providing individual support for our students. Based on their 2018-19 school year progress, school sites could apply to be recognized as Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum PBIS schools.
The following nine schools received Bronze, Silver, and for the first time in PUSD history, GOLD(!!) recognition based on the accumulated data submitted, survey scores and an external review process:
GOLD: Fairlands Elementary, Alisal Elementary, Lydiksen Elementary, Valley View Elementary, Donlon Elementary
SILVER: Vintage Hills Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, Pleasanton Middle School
BRONZE: Hearst Elementary
Congratulations! We are so proud of our school sites and their dedication and commitment to positive behavior implementation and for the ongoing collaboration with students, families, and and community.
PBIS School Spotlight - Lydiksen Elementary
Congratulations to Lydiksen for being one of five PUSD elementary schools to receive GOLD recognition! Our Lancer community has made incredible progress over the last year, earning Silver recognition for their work in the 2017-18 school year. As part of their PBIS work, Lydiksen hosts six school-wide assemblies over the course of the school year focusing on different school rules and issues including sportsmanship, bullying, digital responsibility, the three B's, bullying prevention.
This past year, Lydiksen developed a 'check in check out' program where teacher volunteers work with students on an individual basis to check in in the morning and check out in the afternoon to re-enforce positive behaviors and provide rewards.
Lydiksen also hosts 15-minute information sessions for students during lunch and recess on topics such as sportsmanship and friendship. Vice Principal Dr. Liz Lyons leads these sessions where students read books and role play situations to practice what to do and discuss and reflect on situations to encourage positive behaviors.
Lydiksen hosts school-wide celebrations like bubble parties and BINGO to encourage our Lancers to model positive and safe behaviors - check out this video of a previous BINGO party here!