Throughout the month of September, staff and students are encouraged to reflect on what it means to be responsible, and to take responsibility for their choices and actions.
It was luau time at Onteora High School shortly before Spring break, when the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) team organized a Hawaiian-style celebration in the cafeteria during lunch periods.
Led by Onteora High School’s Pride Alliance Club with the support of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Committee, the school observed the National Day of Silence on April 12. During this annual student-led event, participants take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing of LGBTQ people at school
Valentine’s Day was especially sweet for Onteora High School students this year, thanks to some special treats sponsored by the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) team. Chocolate fondue—with bananas, marshmallows, and pretzels for dipping—was served up at lunchtime by food service staff with the assistance of PBIS team members. Love songs filled the air, while students created romantic missives, using craft materials supplied by the team. Pre-made valentines were also available.
Onteora PBIS is a systems approach aimed to improve school culture for the benefit of creating a positive, respectful and safe educational experience for all students.
The One-Teora PBIS Team