Overbrook Elementary School – East Haven students handle kindness with bucket lessons

February 22, 2016
EAST HAVEN – Education at Overbrook School in East Haven means more than just teaching students their ABSs and basic arithmetic. For school psychologist Julie Gordon-Buccitti, showing students about good character is just as important.

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Ponus Ridge Middle School holds school-wide activity focused on positive behavior

September 4, 2015
NORWALK -- Ponus Ridge Middle School students concluded the first week of school with a school-wide activity dedicated to team building and social development.

The school held its first PBIS Day on Friday. PBIS, which stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a prevention-oriented way for school personnel to implement evidence-based practices and maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for students...

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PBIS program featured in the news:

July 8, 2015
Ponus Ridge Middle School assistant principal Dr. Damon Lewis and principal talk about the school's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. Ponus Ridge Middle School was recently selected as a Connecticut PBIS Banner School by the State Education Resource Center (SERC)...

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