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Energy Bus for Kids Helps Reinforce Positive Behavior at School

I received this email recently from a school in Arizona. I wanted to share it with you as a great example of how to integrate The Energy Bus and The Energy Bus for Kids into your school (or organization).

Jon,

I wanted to share with you what a great start of the school year we’ve had, largely due to The Energy Bus for Kids. On our first day back with staff, we launched our positive energy focus with The Energy Bus for Kids. Each table had a centerpiece of the 5 Rules of the Energy Bus, surrounded by little “SHARKS” buses made from Hershey’s chocolate. “SHARKS” is our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) acronym for Safe, Honest, and Respectful Kids – plus sharks are our school mascot! We talked about how to incorporate the 5 Rules with our PBIS initiative and then we divided into 5 teams, with each team assigned a rule to teach to the rest of our group. Their skits and presentations were hilarious, and informative! We plan to keep the positive energy alive by teaching the principles of The Energy Bus (each staff member received a copy of The Energy Bus for Kids paid through a grant we received), and each staff member decorated their own bus name tag. We also created an energy bus “interactive wall.” Each year, we recognize students for displaying positive behavior by putting their name on a themed interactive wall. This year, kids who display positive behavior will get their picture on the bus on our Energy Bus wall! We also had a teacher who made a big bus for us to use to take staff photos. It’s all been very fun and meaningful!

Cheryl S. Greene, Ed.D. Principal, Kyrene de la Esperanza

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