MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL STARTS PBIS PROGRAM
Mulberry Grove School has started a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program this year, in the junior/senior high school, designed to increase good student behavior. Students earn tokens when they are caught doing something right. Tokens may be used to purchase items or student benefits at the rewards store. Principal Ryan Bauer said, “The program has been a huge success. Referrals are down and the overall atmosphere of the school has improved.” A part of the PBIS program is “The Word of the Month.” October’s word was Courage and for November, the word of the month is Citizenship. Teachers are provided guidance counselor prepared lesson plans and spend 5-10 minutes a week stressing the designated word of the month. To raise money for the program, the Mulberry Grove PBIS Team is having a teacher-led garage-rummage-bake sale November 20 from 7:00 a.m. to noon in the high school lobby. There will be $1.00, $2.00, and $5.00 tables as well as several large ticket items.
SECOND ANNUAL GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL TELETHON
The Greenville Regional Hospital second annual year-end telethon began Monday, November 15 and continues through the end of the year. The 2009 telethon netted nearly $70,000.00 which, according to hospital CEO Bill Bruce, was utilized to ensure we remain on the cutting edge of medical technology. Several key pieces of diagnostic equipment were purchased. Volunteers will be calling between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. asking for pledges to support the hospital. For more information, call Ryan Mifflin at 664-1230, ext. 3006.