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Margaret Heath, Olive Receive PBIS Gold Awards

Baldwin Park Unified’s Margaret Heath Elementary and Olive Middle School were recognized with gold-level awards by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for outstanding implementation of the PBIS program.

The California PBIS Coalition aims to create a positive and efficient learning environment for all students, their families, and the community through a focus on academic and behavioral support.

Margaret Heath Elementary has had tremendous success in implementing behavioral intervention and support for its students. Their motto “BARK” – Be Positive, Act Responsibly, Respect Others, and Keep Achieving – was drawn from their mission to cultivate lifelong learners.

Olive Middle School’s PBIS “School-Wide Matrix” has helped students navigate the virtual world during distance learning. Continuing the school’s mission to nurture well-rounded learners, the PBIS system has promoted student success in academics and the arts.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized for the hard work that has been put into making PBIS an effective program at our schools,” Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza said. “The passion shown by our staff and teachers has enabled students to become successful learners and have a positive impact on their community.”

Both schools will have their names displayed at the Sixth Annual California PBIS Conference in Sacramento from Monday, Sept. 13 to Wednesday, Sept.15, in honor of their accomplishment.