LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – There was reason to do some celebratory singing, and show off artistic dance moves too (video above), Tuesday night at Ringing Rocks Elementary School as first- and second-grade students there shared an award the school received from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The state recognized improvements in Ringing’s School-Wide Positive Behavior Support program for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The department wants to encourage academic, social, and emotional success among students, and provides training and systems to help local teachers promote those traits. Ringing and other Pottsgrove buildings have been involved in the program for several years. Changes Ringing made in its SWPBS efforts last year helped it earn the state acknowledgment, Principal Lisa Jones told members of the district Board of School Directors during their meeting Tuesday.
Ringing second-graders in the class of teacher Brian Weber, and first-graders in the class of teacher Gretchen Radswillas – who also is the school program leader – clearly were happy to be part of the announcement. They sang and danced for directors, accompanied on guitar by district administrator Dr. David Ramage, who also wrote the song.
Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Oct. 10 meeting):
- Ringing Kids Sing, Dance About Good Behavior
- Who You Gonna Call? In Pottsgrove, A Principal
- Serious Young Faces Open School Board Meeting
- School Board Considers Wider Assessment Use
Photo and video from The Post Publications