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PBIS Awards Recognition

PBIS Digital Award District Ashtabula Area City School Distric
PBIS Digital Award District Ashtabula Area City School District
Congratulations AACS on your 2021-2022 PBIS Recognition!

Congratulations AACS on your 2021-2022 PBIS Recognition!

Congratulations to ALL on your hard work and efforts to ensure a positive learning environment for all of our Dragon Nation, from our littlest Dragons at Michigan Primary to our oldest Dragons getting ready to leave Lakeside as students and become active adults in our community.
Thank You for all you do everyday.  It truly takes a village & we have an amazing village! 
JULIE FULTON, Director of Special Education/Student Services
Ohio PBIS Awards Recognition District Recipient

Ohio PBIS Awards Recognition District Recipient

It is with great pleasure that Ashtabula Area City Schools announces their PBIS Recognition for the school year 2021-2022! The District PBIS Team has actively led all 7 buildings in ensuring a school climate that is positive, nurturing, equitable, inclusive, supportive, and focused on 4 core characteristics from our youngest learners in the Preschool to our oldest learners at Lakeside High School and amongst our AACS staff. Those 4 core characteristics are RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING ACADEMICS, ALWAYS SAFE, RESPONSIBLE.
Ashtabula Area City Schools was in it’s third full year of PBIS last year actively engaged in supportively meeting the needs of all students, but especially returning to our new “normal” coming out of a pandemic, balancing both an in-person and Remote mode of learning, creatively adapting strategies and interventions to meet the specific needs of all students, but in particular, our more vulnerable students who faced issues with attendance, social-
emotional concerns, and closing gaps academically.  In addition, we recognize the importance and impact of the Whole Child approach to learning and growing, and much effort and attention has been spent on strengthening resources and relationships with families and the greater community.

The District PBIS Team met every two weeks, providing PBIS building leaders an opportunity to connect and share ideas, data, strategies, and interventions to learn from each other and support the work of facilitating PBIS systemically and systematically.  A District PBIS Google Drive was shared amongst all District PBIS Team members to facilitate accurate and timely organization of resources and documentation. The District PBIS Team then took the information back to their buildings to share out through their Building Leadership Team, Staff, and Teacher Based Team meetings, and the cycle continued as feedback and needs were then once again brought back to the District PBIS Team meetings.  PBIS was a focal point of District Leadership Team meetings as well because in the AACS One Plan is the Climate goal that “By the end of the 2023 school year, all AACS stakeholders will cultivate a safe, healthy and supportive school climate and culture that nurtures the development of the whole child through consistent implementation of PBIS in every building which includes but not limited to providing consistent absence interventions and sharing the needs of the students during grade level transitioning.”

We are excited to announce that AACS earned it's first ever DISTRICT award for PBIS last school year!!!! Only 2 districts in the entire SST5 region received this recognition! Within the AACS district, ALL of our buildings received recognition this school year! Five of our schools (Michigan, Ontario, Erie, LJHS, and LHS) received Bronze award status (33 schools in SST5 region received Bronze) and two of our schools (Huron and Superior) received Silver (9 schools in SST5 region received Silver).
Thank You to all of our AACS students, staff, families, and community for all of your efforts every day to make a difference in the lives of our Dragon Nation.
Awards for 2021-2022 PBIS Recognition

Awards for 2021-2022 PBIS Recognition

Members of State Support Team 5 (Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties) came to the District Leadership Team meeting December 13, 2022 to present each of our buildings & the district framed awards for 2021-2022 PBIS Recognition!