Thursday, October 7, 2010

PBIS Character Education Program Launch at the Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217)

It was great to see so many parents this morning at the launch of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) - school-wide character building program at the Roosevelt Island School. Teachers and administration, a.k.a. "217 Dare to Care Team", performed skits portraying students' behavior in the hallways. Mrs.Z (Class 103 teacher) was great as a "teacher", navigating the hallways with a group of "unruly students" played by actual P.S. 217 faculty members.  By the end of the performance students have seen examples of how to show Respect to themselves, their community, and their environment.  Children in Lower and Upper grades alike loved seeing their instructors as actors. School principal Ms.Beckman brought "Beckman Buck" - a new reward token - to life on stage as a giant pretend money bill.

Expect more theatrical sketches from the talented 217 "Dare to Care" Team about the Roosevelt Island School's core values: academic excellence, safety, respect, collaboration, and diversity!

Photos by M.Lotus

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