Celebrating Distinguished PBIS Schools

Four Cobb Schools receive GADOE’s highest honor for PBIS implementation.

Big Shanty Elementary, Nickajack Elementary, Powder Springs Elementary, and Russell Elementary have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) as 2018-2019 Distinguished PBIS Schools.

“Distinguished” is the highest honor from GADOE for schools implementing Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) with high fidelity. PBIS is an evidence-based framework proven to improve school climate and enhance social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes for all students. Forty-two schools in the Cobb County School District are currently implementing PBIS with support from District Coaches Shantay Evans and Kathleen Greb.

PBIS team members from each of these schools were recognized at the January 2020 CCSD board meeting. Additionally, they were recognized by the district at individual school celebrations for their hard work and dedication to creating a positive school climate. Each of the schools invited students from the high school in their feeder patterns to come celebrate and inspire the younger students with their talent and enthusiasm. Cheerleaders from North Cobb High School welcomed Big Shanty’s “Excellent Eagles” into a pep rally in the cafeteria to celebrate earning this honor for the second year in a row. Members of Campbell High School’s marching band drummed up excitement for students at Nickajack Elementary to “Be a Better Brave”. Various athletes from McEachern High School, along with Powder Springs Elementary’s own cheerleaders and staff, applauded the students and staff for their efforts to be safe, respectful, and kind. South Cobb High School’s cheerleaders and marching band came out to celebrate Russell Elementary for being respectful, responsible role models. This community collaboration at each of the schools truly exemplified Cobb’s mission of One Team, One Goal: Student Success.


Kelly McNabb, Supervisor
Positive School Culture

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