September's Character Trait: Responsibility

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.  

Luau Before Spring Break

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.

HS PBIS Team Supports Day of Silence

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

PBIS Valentine's Day Event

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

Lynn Battista
Aubree Ferraro 

Lance Edelman
Anne Gallin
Peg Haug
Jamie Nguyen
Stephanie Rivera
Bill Wall
Jennifer Wentland
Brian Wunderlich

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Character Education

Month Character Trait
 September  Responsibility
 October  Courage
 November  Citizenship
 December  Diligence
 January  Integrity
 February  Caring
 March  Fairness
 April  Trustworthiness
 May  Respect
 June  Honesty