2018 Behavior Awards

Two Schools Receive Positive Behavior Support Awards
This is the image for the news article titled Two Schools Receive Positive Behavior Support AwardsTwo of our schools received recognition from the Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support program.

Union Chapel Elementary and the Gerner Family Early Education Center received awards for their exemplary teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations. This process is designed to improve student behavior, maximize instructional time and increase student engagement.

Union Chapel is among only 47 schools to receive the gold level of recognition, which it has received two years in a row. Staff members’ efforts include using engaging lessons to teach expectations, using small symbolic rewards to connect good behavior to success, organizing groups to build social skills and using staff feedback to improve the positive behavior support process as a whole and on the individual student level.

Union Chapel also received a nomination for the Dr. Mary Richter Award, which spotlights commitment to improving the lives of students, their educators and the local community through innovation, creativity and focus on goals.

Gerner is among only 48 schools to receive the silver level of recognition. School staff members’ efforts include identifying and reinforcing expected behaviors, using small rewards to encourage good behavior and making students aware of their actions as they develop skills.