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R.I.S.E: The Newest Program at Lowellville


R.I.S.E is a new program implemented at Lowellville Local  Schools. R.I.S.E. stands for Respectful, Inclusive, Safe, and Engaged. All students K-12 will be involved in the R.I.S.E program, which is meant to encourage the students   to create a positive atmosphere, safer environment, and promote teamwork. 

“The goal is to make all students and staff feel valued and important. Students will feel valued because they are being recognized for exhibiting positive behaviors. Staff will feel valued because the school has a set of consistent expectations that are enforced and modeled by all members in the building,” said Mrs. Havrilla, a member of the school’s PBIS team.

Students will receive a ticket if staff witnesses them following the attributes that make up R.I.S.E. These can include being respectful to others, being inclusive when in groups or with peers, by being safe, and being engaged in class activities. These tickets will then be placed in a bucket and drawn once a month. The people whose tickets are chosen will receive a prize. Teachers may also send home a card with positive feedback. R.I.S.E days have also been added at the end of every nine weeks to recognize the students’ hard work, appropriate behaviors and positive attitudes. These days will be a time that the students will participate in fun, nonacademic activities. These activities may include volleyball, basketball, and dancing. 

“I am most excited to see the students recognize the good in themselves and in others around them and for them to be proud of their accomplishments,” Mrs. DiLoreto, a member of the PBIS team, said. 

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The first R.I.S.E day was on October 19th. The high school and junior high had a volleyball tournament and the elementary school had a dance party. There were a total of 15 R.I.S.E ticket winners in September. The teacher-selected R.I.S.E students were Azalea Betlyn (7th grade), Lily Sargent (8th grade), Kyle England (11th grade), and Michael Ballone (12th grade). 

The October R.I.S.E selected students are Richard Klar (kindergarten), Michael Palumbo (1st grade), Krismary Lopez-Cotto (2nd grade), Liv Palumbo (3rd grade), Karina Cruz (4th grade), Mileena Copanic (5th grade), Whitley Arnoto (6th grade), Steven Yon and Hailey Wolfgang (7th grade), Kaileen Diez (8th grade), and Laila Stevens (10th grade). Thank you for being R.I.S.E role models. 

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