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Keeseville students get tropical treat for PBIS

Isabella Parrow-Davies and Taylor LaFountain happily wear their new island party temporary tattoos during the Keeseville Central School PBIS Luau party.

Isabella Parrow-Davies and Taylor LaFountain happily wear their new island party temporary tattoos during the Keeseville Central School PBIS Luau party. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Students at Keeseville Elementary School kicked off their snow boots and gloves and traded them for grass skirts and sunglasses for their PBIS Day.

For exemplary behavior, the students were rewarded with a day filled with surfing lessons and cart races in the gym, donning grass skirts, leis and giant sunglasses while doing to hula and going as low as they can go in limbo lines.

School Principal Kevin Hulbert said the students are given this day twice a year to reward them for positive behavior and making good life decisions. The PBIS initiatives goal is to create a social-culture to encourage positive behaviors and interactions, while discouraging problem behaviors.

Hulbert said by implementing the PBIS system at Keeseville, students have gotten the most out of their time at school. As a result, he said the number of office referrals at the school have gone down.

To celebrate their hard work there were activities happening in every classroom in the school from punch making, games, arts and crafts, tattoo stations where students could get a temporary tattoo of a turtle or other images.

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