Coalton Selected as Model School

Coalton Elementary School has been selected a PBIS Tier I Model School by the West Virginia Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Leadership Team. PBIS is a three tiered system used to identify, teach and encourage desired behaviors in school. The first tier involves every student within the school and is considered the Primary Tier of Interventions. To be granted the title of model school, the school had to go through an application and evaluation process that included a visit from the leadership team to see the system in action. In the photo to the left are students at a PAW Point during PAW Day. These days are scheduled after breaks and long weekends and were created because students need periodic refreshers to continue growing as a community. On a PAW Day, the students are greeted by paw prints at strategic reminder points throughout the school. On PAW Days, regular instruction continues while adults provide students with opportunities to practice and review expectations and procedures all day.


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