The students and staff of Waresboro Elementary are looking forward to a very promising school year! A positive atmosphere with clear and concrete expectations was established as soon as the doors opened. During the first two days of school, students participated in a school-wide PBIS Kick-Off, consisting of a rotation of four learning stations where engaging and interactive lessons were conducted. The lessons communicated clear expectations in the common areas of the school. The staff of Waresboro Elementary firmly believes that just as standards and curriculum are taught, adults must also model and teach appropriate behavior. Additionally, positive reinforcement of a behavior should outweigh corrective measures by a ratio of 4 to 1.
Waresboro Elementary began implementing the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Program in the 2015-2016 school term. Since that time, students and staff alike have benefited from the notable gains in positive behavior. The three core values - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe - are pervasive across the campus. Throughout the year, students earn Eagle Bucks as they await opportunities to shop in the Eagle Store or participate in other behavior incentives that will be unveiled this year.
"We have a saying here at Waresboro Elementary: 'You've got to be the Eagle, if you want to become the Gator!' It's very important to make good grades at school, but it's just as important to be respectful, responsible, and safe. We are looking forward to fostering these core values in each of our students so they can become successful leaders in our world," notes Principal Dr. Jenny Barnes.
The PBIS program has greatly complimented discipline practices and procedures at Waresboro Elementary. Everyone is excited to see innovative concepts the program will explore this school year.
Pictured L-R: Front Row: Kaylee C., Maggie M., Eleesia R., Naomi A.
Back Row: Lailani C., Lucas S., and Adalina P. as WES the Eagle