- Coshocton Elementary Faculty had a pep rally for college students on Tuesday to bolster the REAL Redskin motto.
- REAL stands for respectful, elevate others, accountable and elevate. It is about placing an emphasis on making a constructive faculty tradition and relationships.
- The rally was placed on by the Constructive Behavioral Interventions and Helps group; an initiative supporting college students behavioral, tutorial, social, emotional and psychological well being.
- The rally featured a video on the REAL Redskin initiative, passing out of bracelets and a go to from highschool college students.
COSHOCTON − Most districts are viewing this faculty yr as the primary comparatively regular one for the reason that begin of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
This consists of bringing again occasions not held resulting from large-group gatherings, like pep rallies. Coshocton Elementary Faculty had a REAL Redskin rally on Tuesday, with REAL standing for respectful, elevate others, accountable and chief. Third to sixth grade Principal John Casey mentioned it was the primary mass gathering of scholars they’ve had in two years.
The rally was held by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) groups, one other idea that was placed on the backburner throughout the pandemic.
PBIS is an evidence-based, tiered framework for supporting college students behavioral, tutorial, social, emotional and psychological well being. Research present this system helps to enhance social emotional competence, tutorial success and college local weather whereas bettering instructor well being and well-being.
Counselor Megan Heywood and Intervention Specialist Jamie Swigert mentioned they’re placing loads of emphasis on faculty tradition and relationships this yr.
“With COVID-19, we have not been in a position to do so much the final couple of years, so we wished to sort of reignite issues, begin positivity across the faculty and have faculty be a enjoyable place,” Heywood mentioned. “If the youngsters need to come to highschool, they’re handled properly and revel in it, then, clearly, faculty turns into a enjoyable place and in the event that they’re having enjoyable, they are going to do higher at studying.”
The rally was held in two classes for these in preschool to second grade and third to sixth grades. It featured a video in regards to the REAL Redskin initiative and college students from the highschool representing numerous sports activities and different actions, like bands. The varsity cheerleading squad carried out and the scholars have been screaming and cheering to deafening ranges.
“We would like there to be one cohesive message. They study it right here on the elementary at a really younger age and it’ll carry by to the highschool,” Heywood mentioned.
Bracelets have been additionally handed out to bolster the REAL Redskin motto. Heywood mentioned they plan to have REAL Redskin occasions each month together with posting indicators all through the college.
“It is to bolster what we count on across the faculty,” Heywood mentioned. “Lecturers in school rooms and different individuals in hallways after they see children are simply going to maintain reiterating that you must be an actual Redskin; that you must be respectful, that you must elevate others. We’re simply going to maintain pushing that every one yr lengthy.”
Leonard Hayhurst is a group content material coordinator and common information reporter for the Coshocton Tribune with shut to fifteen years of native journalism expertise and a number of awards from the Ohio Related Press. He could be reached at 740-295-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comply with him on Twitter at @llhayhurst.