Eddie Summerlott from the Lions Club presents a donation check to Asst. Principal Cole Byassee. (Source: B.J. Babb)
Phil Halter from the Lions Club presents a donation check to Asst. Principal Cole Byassee. (Source: B.J. Babb)
Chris Moore from Citizens Bank presents a donation check to Asst. Principal Cole Byassee. (Source: B.J. Babb)
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) -
A new positive behavior program at Charleston Middle School has received support from Charleston Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Squirrels Baseball and Citizens Bank.
"Positive Behavior Support," or PBS, is a program adopted by CMS as a way to improve and encourage positive student behavior. PBS helps motivate students to choose correct behaviors in various settings, a helpful skill to learn on today's school campus.
The program rewards students who display consistently positive behavior with "Blue Jay Bucks," which can be spent at the "Blue Jay Buck Store." The store is stocked with Blue Jay attire, school supplies, chips and other food items, and coupons.
Through the PBS program, students are taught to be "Safe, Respectful and Responsible" at school.
Assistant Principal Cole Byassee helps oversee the project, and says the program has been successful.
Byassee said "D's and F's have gone down substantially compared to last year, and so have discipline referrals."
Byassee attributes the improvements to the PBS program and the hard work of students and teachers alike.
Presenting checks were Charleston Kiwanis Club treasurer Phil Halter, Lions Club President Eddie Summerlott, and Citizens Bank assistant vice president Chris Moore.
Coach Michael Minner donated Fighting Squirrels Baseball gear to be sold in the store.
The school would like to thank Citizen's Bank, Lions Club, Squirrels Baseball, and Kiwanis Club for donating funds toward the PBS program.