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Sonora High School Receives Help To Enhance Positive Behavior Programs

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Sonora, CA–  Sonora High School is receiving financial support from the Sonora Area Foundation to bolster its Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Leader In Me programs for the 2023-2024 school year. In a bid to promote positive behavior, strengthen the school’s culture, and foster student leadership, the school received a $25,000 contribution. This funding will be used to procure incentives for positive behavior, support student-led culture improvement projects, and spread positive and inclusive messages across the campus.

Four years ago, Sonora High School’s dedicated staff underwent extensive training in PBIS, which was implemented. However, due to the challenges posed by distance learning, it was put on hold temporarily. The PBIS framework communicates student expectations using the motto “We A.R.E. Sonora High School” (Accountable, Respectful, and Engaged).

With immense gratitude, Sonora High School is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a generous grant of $25,000 by the Sonora Area Foundation,” says Gretchen Birtwhistle of Sonora High. “This significant funding will propel Snora High’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team in the mission to amplify positive student behavior by teaching, modeling, and reinforcing student culture around the ‘We A.R.E. (Accountable, Respectful, and Engaged) Sonora High School. The grant supports Sonora High School’s ongoing commitment to create an ever more positive, safe, and inclusive environment for all of its students.”

Data on student improvement, discipline infractions, and attendance will be collected through various sources, including ARIES, Thought Exchange, the HERO system, and staff input. Monthly meetings will be held to review this data and ensure that the programs remain aligned with their objectives.