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Milford elementaries win state awards for improving student achievement

Posted on: December 13, 2021
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Six of Milford Schools’ elementary buildings recently earned state recognition for their work in improving student achievement and behavior. 

Charles L. Seipelt, McCormick, Meadowview, Mulberry, and Pattison Elementary Schools, along with Milford Preschool, received recognition at the 2021 Ohio Dept. of Education PBIS Showcase on Dec. 9. Meadowview earned gold level achievement. Mulberry and Seipelt received silver status, and Pattison, McCormick and the Preschool earned bronze status.

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS involves teaching students expected behaviors in a consistent and positive way, modeling and acknowledging those behaviors and helping all students meet expectations and be successful. PBIS has been shown to improve student achievement, student behavior and school climate.  

“Our team is excited to be recognized again this year,” said Meadowview Principal Kelli Ellison. “Our staff, students, parents and community work as a team to establish an atmosphere meeting our students' needs academically, emotionally, and socially. We take pride in teaching our students to be respectful, responsible problem solvers inside and outside of the school walls.”

In 2015, the Ohio PBIS Network first recognized schools that were model examples of strong interventions and supports. The Milford buildings are six of just 354 award-winning schools in Ohio to be recognized at any of the levels gold (34), silver (70), or bronze (233).