Oct. 7, 2022-- Schools throughout the district spent the past several days celebrating Week of Respect—dedicated to preventing intimidation and bullying, and promoting school spirit—and that was certainly the case at Walnut Street Elementary School.
Themes for the week included “Sock it to Bullying!” a mismatched sock day on Monday and “Team up Against Bullying!” on Thursday, which allowed students to wear their favorite team jersey. But all eyes were focused on Friday which, in addition to being a school color and spirit day, meant a PTO-sponsored carnival celebrating the school’s PBSIS expectations.
Positive Behavior Support In Schools (PBSIS) provides strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviors. The reward for learning about and adhering to positive behaviors was a picture perfect Friday featuring a bounce house, several bouncy slides, sports and games, a spontaneous and perfectly-executed handstand (right), an obstacle course, and much more. Students took full advantage of the opportunity to let loose, be with friends, and have fun.