Being Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong earned Southern Door Elementary School extra kudos from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction earlier this week. The DPI and the Wisconsin RtI Center recognized the school at the bronze level for implementing behavior expectations that has helped students close achievement gaps and increase the number of kids graduating and going onto college or a career. Southern Door School District Superintendent Patti Vickman says they have been able to achieve this by working together.
Vickman says Southern Door Elementary was one of the first schools in the state to institute the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports system, better known as PBIS. The system is now a staple at school districts across the country.