Sedalia Park students are Ready, Respectful, and Responsible
Students at Sedalia Park were celebrated by staff, families and community members for following the school wide expectations during a surprise Falcons Friday.
Freddie Falcon surprised students at Sedalia Park Elementary School during the schools’ Falcon Friday event to prepare to RISE UP for Atlanta Falcons football. The Falcons Friday School Program is a season long partnership with elementary schools across Metro Atlanta counties reaching 300K elementary school students. Students were selected from each grade level who exemplify the school-wide behavioral expectations of being Ready, Respectful, and Responsible.
Sedalia Park implements Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is an evidence-based framework for creating a positive school climate where all students feel safe and supported. Students are explicitly taught the behavioral expectations in order to set students up for success. When students show they are Ready, Respectful, and Responsible they are acknowledged with behavior-specific feedback in order to promote appropriate behaviors. School and community members are critical partners in developing an effective and responsive support system; as the traditional African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child”. Community partnerships like the one between Sedalia Park Elementary School and the Atlanta Falcons is just one example of how collaboration serves as a mutual need and benefit.
Kelly McNabb, Supervisor
Positive School Culture
Contributing Author: Shantay Evans, District PBIS Coach