The FSDB Deaf Elementary School celebrates being named a Model School from the Florida Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBiS) project.
This model school award is given for implementation of positive school outcomes and exemplifies the achievements of teachers, staff and students.
[Narrator] Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Do More. Be More. Achieve More.
Text on the screen reads FSDB Deaf Elementary School PBIS model school awards celebration. In the background at Kids Town, dozens of students celebrate waving colorful pom poms.
[Narrator] The Deaf Elementary School at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is proud to receive recognition from the Florida Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports project or PBiS. This model school award is given for implementation of positive school outcomes and exemplifies the achievements of teachers, staff and students.
[Angela Saunders] It is just such a representation of who we are and to receive a gift like this out of all the schools in the State of Florida, just shows the passion and the commitment that our school has to this program.
[Narrator] PBIS programs support students in many ways including recognizing and rewarding consistent positive behavior.
[AS] Our staff, our students have surrounded ourselves in this culture of PBIS and this culture of kindness and this culture where we put those social skills first and we raise these kids to be
the people in the future they need to be.
[Madison] PBIS means to me is like positive behavior and support I think it's just a very inspiration to students who can show that you can be a better person.
[Narrator] Being respectful, cooperative and being responsible are at the heart of PBIS.
[Donovan] PBIS makes me feel happy because I'm cooperative, responsible and respectful.
[Narrator] Safe, nurturing environments are cultivated at every level of learning at FSDB thanks to PBIS, and PBIS results bring higher academic, social, emotional and behavioral outcomes.
PBIS is supported and funded by the U.S and State of Florida Departments of Education and is administered through the University of South Florida.
The Johnson Scholarship Foundation donated generous financial support designed to ensure future success for PBIS.
[AS] We couldn't do this without people who are funding it, people who are supporting our school, people who believe in us and know that we are doing everything we can for these children, and this gift just is wrapping that all up into one and we're just so grateful.
[Karen Kolkedy] We are very grateful to the Johnson Foundation who lets all of our teaching, our modeling, our reinforcing happen here at the school. We appreciate their support of us as well. And remember everyone - be cooperative, be respectful and be responsible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. To inquire about enrollment eligibility or schedule a campus tour, contact Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information about FSDB, visit www.fsdbk12.org.