Gilles-Sweet Elementary School has incorporated the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) model with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to create a collaborative and engaging program called “Warrior P.R.I.D.E.”
Principal Barb Brady, Associate Principal Matthew Krivak, and School Counselor Meredith Schulte are the guests on this episode of “The Fairview Advantage” podcast and share the details of the Warrior P.R.I.D.E. program.
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While the elementary school, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year, had a PBIS program in place since the building’s opening, Principal Brady said, “We decided it was time to refresh our model and fine-tune what we had been doing.”
The program directly aligns with the district’s vision to be “a community united.”
Students from all grade levels are members of “houses” on streets like “Positive Choice Avenue”, “Respect Road”, “Integrity Street”, “Determination Drive”, and “Engaged Blvd.” Students earn “Pride Tickets” to enter into a weekly drawing. If selected, students visit the Warrior Warehouse to receive incentives for displaying positive behavior, which is a key component of the program.
Gilles-Sweet teachers and administrators have coined the hashtag #GillesGreat to highlight exceptional examples of Warrior Pride.