Title

RAMbassadorS: Making Student Leadership the Cornerstone of School Climate

Location

Harborside Center

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Newton High School RAMbassadorS are the official student representatives for the school. Their purpose is to promote a positive culture at Newton High School by modeling success on a daily basis. RAMbassadorS will serve as student hosts and hostesses at a variety of school and community events, provide tours for prospective students, families, and other distinguished guests, assist the principal and the Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports team in activities to meet and serve school needs.

Brief Program Description

The goal of this presentation is to share the impact of a successful PBIS student advisory organization. Presenters will give an in-depth explanation of the development of their program to include:

  1. We are RAMS: the history of PBIS at Newton High School and how it influences school culture.
  2. RAMbassadorS: Modeling the Ideal RAMS; using students to exemplify school expectations of success focusing on the following characteristics: mindset, service, and appearance
  3. Laying the groundwork: Preparing student leaders for service from application process to active duty

Summary

After this session, attendees will have an understanding of the students’ role in PBIS. Team members will be equipped to design and implement a PBIS student advisory organization. Presenters will share resources and documents to aide in implementation

Evidence

Based on our CCRPI, PBIS SWIS data, School Climate Surveys, and personal testimonies from community leaders and students we will show that the school climate at Newton High School has dramatically improved through the use of the RAMbassadorS.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Chris Williams has been at Newton High School since 2010. Her role on the NHS PBIS Team is RAMbassadorS Advisor. She has served as the Science Department Chair for 3 years and has been a PBIS Team Member for 3 years.

Andre Byrd has been at Newton High School since 2009. He currently serves as the PBIS Coach and RAMbassadorS Advisor for NHS.

Adrienne Boisson has been the NHS Graduation Coach since 2012. Her roles on the NHS PBIS Team are the Communications Liaison and RAMbassadorS Advisor.

Keyword Descriptors

School Improvement, Climate, Student Leadership, PBIS, Community

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 5:30 PM

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Mar 8th, 4:00 PM Mar 8th, 5:30 PM

RAMbassadorS: Making Student Leadership the Cornerstone of School Climate

Harborside Center

The goal of this presentation is to share the impact of a successful PBIS student advisory organization. Presenters will give an in-depth explanation of the development of their program to include:

  1. We are RAMS: the history of PBIS at Newton High School and how it influences school culture.
  2. RAMbassadorS: Modeling the Ideal RAMS; using students to exemplify school expectations of success focusing on the following characteristics: mindset, service, and appearance
  3. Laying the groundwork: Preparing student leaders for service from application process to active duty