Students at Albert Schweitzer, all dressed in red shirts, participated in five activities throughout the school Friday September 9 to kick off their School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) program. Each district school has a similar program, which is designed to provide a framework for building a school community of respect while teaching positive values that carry well beyond the classroom.
The five activities correlated with the acronym CARES, which the students are expected to follow: Cooperation, positive Attitude,
be Respectful, Empathize, and be Safe.
The program at Schweitzer achieved an honored status in 2015 by earning a banner from the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network, a coalition of educators involved with the programs. They repeated last spring, earning a badge for continued high achievement in the implementation of their program during the 2015-2016 school year (schools can only earn the banner once).