Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 2, 2014

Phoenix celebrates positive behavior

CROSSVILLE — The start of the 2013-'14 school year saw many changes for the students, staff and families associated with Phoenix High School. The community also saw positive changes stemming from a new program implemented called School-Wide Positive Behavior Support. In this program, students are taught and reminded of the correct and expected behaviors in the various settings throughout the school. They are also taught and shown appropriate ways to handle different types of situations they may encounter. Students were rewarded for “doing the right thing” by receiving Flame Tickets. Flame Tickets could then be turned in at regular intervals for a variety of rewards including field trips, snacks and pizza, free time and prizes.

Students have benefited from the program by learning and putting into practice positive character traits. Students think before they act or speak and are exhibiting more appropriate behaviors. Teachers are calling the program a definite success and plans are already in place to expand the program to include more rewards and to incorporate students in the decision making process in the coming school year.

Students celebrated the Positive Behavior Program for 2013-14 on Friday, May 9, by participating in Spring Fling. First National Bank of Crossville, The Tennessee National Guard, Flower’s Bakery, and numerous individuals made Spring Fling possible.  Everyone at the Phoenix School wishes to thank the many people who gave to make the day a success for the students. The day involved visiting the concession stand for a wide variety of yummy treats, playing games throughout the school campus, and entering for the many prizes waiting to be drawn.

Perhaps the most popular activity was entering for a chance to be drawn to spin the Wheel of Fortune from First National Bank of Crossville. Betty Bowman and Larry Henson were on hand to pull out a name every 15 minutes. That student then got to spin the wheel for a chance to win a LED cup, backpack or cash. Sergeant Lichtefeld was present with several other officers and had inflatable games the students could try to beat in exchange for prizes. Flower’s Bakery donated delicious snacks that the students enjoyed all day. Prizes for the day included eight spins of the Wheel of Fortune, a 5-pound Hershey candy bar, and gift cards from various businesses.

Winners (in no particular order) included Bryant Oakes, Jimmy Sherrill, Kelsy Stephens, Toni Beasley,  JoJo Fuentes, Madison Bray, Mattea Hayes, Alyssa Fuller, Alexis Shopinski, Katelyn Carmin, Sarah Mackie, Shane Farr, Harley Brown, Cole Clary, Nick Turner, Hannah MaClean, Devon Frazier, Dalton Woody, Racheal Greatorex, Makala Blaylock, Steven Humphrey and Christian Brock.

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