GREENVILLE — At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Greenville Middle School staff chose the theme “Be Kind” as the school-wide positive behavior focus.
Students were reminded to treat each other with respect and to be a source of support for one another.
Additionally, in March, students were gathered in the gym to listen to Gian Paul Gonzalez.
Gonzalez is a motivational speaker who worked with the New York Giants the year that they won the Super Bowl. He brought his message of “All In” to students at Greenville Middle School, encouraging them to give their “all” to what is most passionate to them.
To end the school year on a positive note, the Greenville Middle School PBIS (Positive Behavior) team supported the school-wide themes of Be Kind and All In as their choice of 4th quarter rewards for students. They chose two incentives to encourage students to make good choices. The first incentive was attendance based and was built around the Ohio AIR tests.
Students in grades 5 and 8 were tested in the areas of language arts, math, and science. Students in grades 6 and 7 were tested in the areas of language arts and math. Six days were chosen as testing days at the Middle School.
In keeping with Gonzalez’s theme, students were asked to show that they were All In for testing by attending school on the six testing days and putting forth their best effort. Students who had only one excused day of absence attended a dance on the last day of school. Those who were in attendance during all six days earned the dance and ice cream.
The second incentive was tied to student behavior and the Be Kind theme. Those students who had less than three detentions and no office referrals during April 29 to May 17 were eligible to play in the Dodge Ball Tournament. WAVE time classes competed against each other in pool play rounds on May 21-23. Final Tournament play to determine each grade level champion began on May 24 and concluded on May 28. The grade level champions were: 5 th grade – Mrs. Jones’ WAVE class; 6 th grade – Mrs. Staugler’s WAVE class; 7 th grade – Mr Balfour’s WAVE class; 8 th grade – Mrs. Heiser’s WAVE class
The winning class for each grade level then went on to compete for the school-wide championship. The bragging rights went to Mrs. Heiser’s WAVE class.