PBIS Paramount Award
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a way to support all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.
Each year, the Iowa Department of Education recognizes schools based on their involvement and progress in establishing safe and supportive environments for student success.
This year both Ireton Elementary and Hawarden Elementary were awarded the Paramount Award! There are 7 award levels: Emerging, Honor, Honor Plus, Banner, Banner Plus, Paramount, and Model. We received the 2nd to the highest award level. Great job staff and students of Ireton and Hawarden! Keep up the great work.
A special thank you to Linda Haan for nominating both elementary buildings!
Making homework an important part of life at home will show your youngster that her education matters. Letting her work independently will also send the message that you believe in her. Consider these strategies.
Provide backup: Allow your youngster to work on her own, but tell her you’re available if she needs you. Say she’s confused about the directions for an assignment. You could encourage her to reread them slowly or maybe read them aloud to her. If she’s not sure how to approach a math problem, you might look at similar problems together in her textbook.
Give feedback: Point out to your child what she’s doing well—you’ll inspire her to repeat the behavior in the future. For instance, if you notice she started a long-term project the day it was assigned, you could say, “Nice move! Now you have plenty of time to come up with good ideas and do your best.”
Show interest: Glance over finished homework so you know it’s done and your youngster knows you care. Also, look at returned assignments. She might proudly share a nice comment her teacher wrote on her essay. Or if a paper has spelling errors, ask how she can avoid the same problem next time, perhaps by looking up unfamiliar words in a dictionary.