Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)Program PBIS was successfully implemented school-wide by Adacao Elementary School faculty, staff, volunteers, parents and students. The program promoted positive student behaviors by rewarding students who displayed our school expectations to be safe, respectful and responsible. Students are awarded on a weekly basis through the use of Magacha’ Hao tickets which were redeemed for prizes. One thousand one hundred fifty-two (1,152) students redeemed one or more PBIS tickets and rewards last school year during 3rd and 4th quarter.
PBIS data reported that re-teaching and reinforcing expected behaviors decreased student inappropriate behaviors. Additional character development lessons were provided to identified students who met the criteria of our second level intervention tier. Teachers taught lessons in small groups through model lead and test methods, cooperative learning, role playing, art activities, and group discussions. Sixty-seven (67) students participated in our character building program. There were a total of 8 lessons taught and a total 12 teachers that volunteered to teach the lessons during their lunch time. We observed a decrease in our discipline referrals and incidences reported.
Saturday Science and Social Studies Program for 1st-5th Grade Students The program was formulated through a partnership with University of Guam, School Education, ED392, to provide an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and skills in science and social studies. Curriculum grade-level standards and objectives Learning standards were selected in science and social studies to reinforce students’ concepts and maintain strong and motivation in both subjects. The curriculum allowed integration of varied lessons varying from science and social studies. The program was implemented during Fall Semester 2011 and in Spring 2012 and was held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon or a period of seven (7) weeks. The total number of student participants was 85 and a total of 10 teachers taught the classes. The students showed a growth of 75% or greater in mastery of science and social studies as indicated in their progress reports.