(Pictured: Iceburgh, the official mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey team visited Borland Manor Elementary as a reward for positive behavior.)
In the Canon-McMillan School District, elementary students are encouraged to have good behavior with positive school-wide behavior programs. The “unofficial” mascot is the Borland Manor bulldog and therefore, with a little play on words, the students at BMES are encouraged to "PAWS to Think!". The school-wide positive behavior program reminds students to maintain their behavior in the building's common areas as well as in all of the classrooms. Students are rewarded for following the tenants of PAWS to Think!:
Throughout the year, students are rewarded for doing their part to make the school a positive place to be with quarterly parties. A school-wide positive behavior support program is in place at all of Canon-Mac's elementary buildings, and every building has their own theme. The staff works together in small groups to facilitate the reward parties for the entire school each nine week period. This quarter, the staff team decided upon a BMES “Winter Classic” hockey tournament in which students earned the opportunity to play hockey, earn overtime play, play with staff members and lastly receive a surprise guest visitor: Iceburgh, the official mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey team.
Congratulations to the students and staff involved in contributing to a positive school-wide atmosphere! Program success is dependent on everyone working together as a team and implementation of the program with fidelity. We are PAWSitively excited to celebrate our students at BMES!
Click through the photo album below for some fun scenes from the BMES “Winter Classic” and visit from Iceburgh that occurred at Borland Manor Elementary on Friday, March 24th!