Overton students get rewards at the Y

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 30, 2014

J.F. Hurley YMCA and Overton Elementary School teamed up recently to reward students who have demonstrated good behavior at school and on the bus during the second quarter.
More than 200 students, from kindergarten through fifth grade, were treated to a field trip to the YMCA to participate in a variety of fun and lively centers such as a climbing wall, wallyball, xrkade, a bouncy house inflatable and games.
Volunteers from Communities in Schools, Overton PTA and Catawba COPE interns assisted students and led activities at each of the five centers. The YMCA Fun Day reward is part of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at Overton Elementary School and it promotes safe and successful learning environments by identifying, recognizing and rewarding good behavior. Students eligible for the reward at the end of the first quarter enjoyed a dance party in the Overton gym. Upcoming PBIS rewards will be held in April and June.