September 18, 2015—Students, staff and families at Harmony Hill Elementary School ushered in a new year of learning and positive behavior with the sixth annual PBIS and character education kickoff.
The festivities began with parents joining their children for a continental breakfast in the cafeteria. Following breakfast, classes and families gathered by the flagpole to celebrate the “Three B's” of Harmony Hill: Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be Responsible!
Cohoes Mayor George E. Primeau Sr. officially announced the start of the school year, and read a proclamation about the value of PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports). PBIS is a schoolwide approach to responding to school and classroom behavior, which aims to identify and reward positive behavior on a consistent basis.
Superintendent Jennifer Spring, Harmony Hill Principal Mark Perry, Rozie the therapy dog also welcomed students to the new year during the ceremony, and encouraged their very best “B's.”
After the kickoff ceremony, classes and families set off down Madelon Hickey Way for the annual PBIS parade, led by the Cohoes Police Department, and joined by celebrity visitors: the Cohoes Tiger and the Harmony Hill Bee.
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