Students at Memorial Junior High had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of fun activities as part of this year’s PBIS kick-off event during the afternoon on Friday, September 23rd. PBIS, which stands for Positive Behavior Intervention System, is designed to promote positive classroom behavior and academic achievement by providing students incentives for meeting specific goals. PBIS events are held once per academic quarter, with a separate kick-off event held at the beginning of each school year. The kick-off event is open to all students and provides them an opportunity to experience participating in PBIS sponsored activities. This year’s event featured computer games in the library, in addition to a DJ and dancing in the cafeteria. Students were also provided the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports activities, including basketball and dodgeball tournaments in both gymnasiums and a kickball game on the baseball field.
In addition to PBIS, the staff at Memorial are also promoting positive behavior through the distribution of Arc Bucks. Students place their Arc Bucks into bins located in the cafeteria and are entered into weekly drawings for various prizes such as Legacy Village gift cards, candy, and school supplies such as pencils and binders. Overall, the students at Memorial Junior High are off to a great start this school year in demonstrating positive classroom behavior. Stay tuned for future updates on PBIS events at Memorial!