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Follow the Wasté Way
By: Misty Miller, TJES Early Intervention Teacher
4 March 2008

      Theodore Jamerson Elementary is participating in a new program called the Positive Behavior Support (PBS). This initiative is to improve academic performance by creating safer and more effective schools. It focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students.

      Rather than a prescribed program, PBS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans.

      This is a school-wide plan and it is called the Wasté Way (Good Way) in Lakota.

      The program has clearly stated behavior expectations that students are expected to follow in all areas. Students who exhibit these behaviors are rewarded with positive notes and prizes.

      We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we build a school community where all students are in an environment where they can succeed and grow.


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