Center Elementary School recently kicked off the school year with their first-ever Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) pep rally. Students participated in a teacher vs students game of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and were quizzed on the PBIS rules and expectations that Center is implementing in their school this year. Students also enjoyed listening to speeches by Ware County Gators head football coach Franklin Stephens and Ware County Gator senior football players. The Golden Gator Pep Band also made an appearance at the afternoon pep rally for grades 3-5.
PBIS creates a safer and more effective school by improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Through this process, Center Elementary has developed 3 expectations: Ready, Respectful and Responsible. These 3 traits can be seen in all areas throughout the school. Center Elementary is excited to see the positive effect these expectations will have on its students this school year.
Mr. Tyler A. Bennett, principal at Center, stated, “Our students and staff are excited about PBIS and rewarding and noticing the positive things our students are doing instead of focusing on the negative. I want to thank Coach Franklin Stephens, Band Director Albert Bussey, and Coach Lindsey Johnson for allowing their students to join us in this PBIS kickoff."
Pictured L to R: Coach Stephens, Gator Football players Xavier C., Jamoya H., Hykeem D., Gary W., Qua H., JeMar L.,and Principal Bennett