Four Mehlville schools capture state honors for fostering good behavior

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the University of Missouri Center for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support recently honored four Mehlville School District schools with awards for implementing positive behavior support and improving students’ behavior and academic performance.

The John Cary Early Childhood Center, Beasley Elementary School and Point Elementary School received bronze awards while Oakville Middle School was honored with a silver award during the fourth annual Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Summer Institute conducted earlier this month in Osage Beach, according to a district news release.

“We are extremely proud of the work of our staff in striving to the best of their ability to serve our students. This award is an acknowledgment of their commitment to meeting the needs of every student,” Superintendent Terry Noble stated in the news release.

The schoolwide positive behavior support initiative focuses on creating a learning environment conducive to the academic and social success of all students. DESE and the University of Missouri recognized schools for their development of academic strategies designed to meet the needs of individual students while encouraging positive student behavior.

The Mehlville School District’s schools were among 133 schools from across the state recognized for their successful adoption of positive behavior support.