By Annie Brown
Cypress Village and Woodbury elementary schools and Plaza Vista K-8 have been named 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools. This prestigious designation is the State’s highest recognition for public schools. The schools were among 772 elementary schools state wide to receive this prestigious honor.
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies.
Below are details about the model program each school highlighted through the Gold Ribbon application process. While all IUSD schools implement innovative programs, the three 2016 Gold Ribbon schools demonstrated how they uniquely implement the following programs.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – A program designed to create a positive school culture by engaging students through ongoing expectations, communications and feedback between teachers, staff and students. Cypress Village utilizes STORM to teach behavioral expectations. STORM represents the school’s behavioral norms, Safety first, Take responsibility, On time and ready, Respect, and Make …read more
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