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Grand Isle School is a welcoming community where every family and staff member is invested in our students. We recognize and celebrate the whole child. We provide an equal opportunity and the right supports so all students and adults are successful. We practice positive and collaborative teaming and teaching throughout the school.

PBiS Kickoff • Tuesday, October 20th

During the first six weeks of school our students and staff have been learning and practicing the guidelines for the different areas of our school building. These rules are clearly defined and designed from our school-wide expectations of being Honest, Safe, and Kind.These expectations are guided by our school’s Positive Behavior interventions and Supports (PBiS) program. The purpose of our PBiS work is to promote an Honest, Safe, and Kind learning community for all students and staff at Grand Isle School.

This past Wednesday all students and staff members gathered together for a school-wide PBiS kick-off assembly. Led by Ms. Ochs, our eighth grade students opened the assembly with a musical piece that held the students attention through a unique combination of percussion and movement in the spirit of the NYS theatre group STOMP. Following the performance, students in grades K-8 were publicly acknowledged for their outstanding effort in each category of Honest, Safe, Kind, Citizenship, and Academic Excellence. On hand was Grand Isle County Sheriff, Ray Allen, to present the citizenship certificate. The excitement was truly inspiring as students celebrated one another with cheering, clapping, and high-fives.

Afterwards, the students viewed a video that was created from footage that was taken from last year’s fun day celebration. This video truly captures the positive energy and enjoyment that staff and students share learning and playing together. The assembly ended with all staff and faculty gathering together on the athletic field in the formation of the letters GIS. Sheriff Allen captured this moment through an aerial photo taken from a drone that he flew above the crowd.

Three points were delivered in closing to our students and staff: 1.) Learn something new every day. 2.) Take a risk and challenge yourself each and every day, and 3.) Do something nice for someone every day. I’d like to thank all the staff and faculty for creating a school environment for our students to learn and play that is Honest, Safe & Kind.

Thank you,
Eric Arnzen
Principal at Grand Isle School

Posted by on 2015-10-20

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