All 5 Midview Local Schools Receive PBIS Bronze Medal of Distinction from the Ohio Department of Education for Second Straight Year

GRAFTON, OHIO – (Aug. 25, 2021) – The Midview Local School District is proud to announce that each of its schools – Midview High School, Midview Middle School, Midview East Intermediate School, Midview North Elementary School and Midview West Elementary School – have all been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education for their Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) programs. For the second year in a row, each school received a Bronze Medal of Distinction.

“This is an important recognition for Midview Local Schools,” said director of education, Dr. Frank Major. “We have focused heavily on our students’ social-emotional health, and given the current climate, we’re really proud to be recognized for our efforts. With so much emphasis on academics, it’s just as necessary to provide an environment that both educates and supports the whole child. Midview has made it a goal to be a leader in education in our community and surrounding areas, and for all five of our schools to receive the Bronze Medal of Distinction underscores how essential it is for us to continue developing our PBIS programming. We’re grateful to our staff, students and families for their attention and care. Middie pride is a spectacular and needed force right now.”

Midview Local Schools began implementing district-wide PBIS programs a few years ago to enhance its social-emotional learning outreach. While each school has its own unique curriculum, they all use their PBIS programs to promote and encourage positive behaviors, while providing support and correction for problem behaviors. The Midview Local School District is focused on three districtwide behavioral expectations: We Are Ready, We Are Responsible and We Are Respectful.

“To have all our buildings recognized for the work we are doing in PBIS is an accomplish that cannot be understated,” said Superintendent Dr. Bruce Willingham. “To do it two years in a row is remarkable. Our staff is so dedicated to our students, and it really shows through this award. We may be recognized at the bronze level now, but I have no doubt we will continue to strengthen and improve our efforts. Our goal is to provide the best, well-rounded education for all Middies, and our focus on PBIS will help us achieve that!”

Each year, the Ohio Department of Education’s PBIS Network, via its 16 State Support Teams (SST), recognizes schools for their quality and fidelity of PBIS implementation. Schools are eligible to receive awards at the bronze, silver or gold level of distinction. Approximately 300 Ohio schools and districts were honored and recognized at the 2020 PBIS Showcase.

  For more information on the Midview Local Schools, visit www.midviewk12.org