May 23, 2018


DES PBIS honorees


Celebrating positive behavior at DES

Dec. 14, 2015

Duanesburg Elementary School recently honored several students for respectful, responsible and safe behavior that embodies the foundations of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, or PBIS, program that is practiced at DCS.

According to 5th-grade teacher and PBIS team member Chris Danapilis, each elementary classroom teacher was asked to pick one student from his/ or her class who embodies PBIS and what it means to be respectful, responsible and safe. "The students consistently serve as role models for all of the kids here at DES," Danapilis said.

"Some of the characteristics of these students include:

1) Passion and Ability to Inspire: These students show passion for the work that they do. These students often motivate their peers to do their best as well.

2) Clear Set of Values: These students live their values in the world. Their teachers and friends know they can always count on them.

3) Commitment to School & Community: They are other-focused as opposed to self-focused.

4) Selflessness and Acceptance of Others: These students are admired people for their selflessness and acceptance of others.

5) Ability to Overcome Obstacles: As Booker T. Washington once said, 'Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome.' "

The following students were recognized at the Dec. 3 assembly:

Kindergarten: Abigail Campbell, Hailey Davis, Zoey DeAngelis

1st grade: Ava Blanchard, Morgan Mix

2nd grade: Dale Goodrich, Jennifer Patino

3rd grade: Chloe Galvin, Morgan Krouse

4th grade: Alex Moses, Kaitlyn O’Hanlon, Amber Zeh

5th grade: Murphy Hyde, Owen Lohret, Ethan Sanders

6th grade: Jessica Archambeault, Bryce Burkhardt, Cassidy Miakisz