PHES receives PBS state-level recognition for second straight year

Pleasant Hope Elementary School received state-level recognition for the second straight year as a PBS Bronze school for our work to help students learn to be safe, respectful, and responsible.  Mrs. Grantham and Mrs. Vaughan received the award on behalf of PHES in Lake Ozark, Missouri.  It’s a great day to be a Pirate!

PBS 2015 recognition

Mrs. Grantham and Mrs. Vaughan receive the PBS Bronze-Level Award on behalf of PHES  in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

PHES enjoys Australian visit by Dickerson Park Zoo

PHES and PHMS summer school students got to meet and even pet some exotic animals from Australia thanks to our friends from the Dickerson Park Zoo.

MAP Team Camp is underway at PHES!

Over half of our 3rd and 4th graders stayed after school today for MAP Team Camp!  PHES Pirates ARRR ready to do their best!

PHES scores 100% on Positive Behavior Support state assessment!

PBS Pirate SMALLCongratulations to our students, teachers, and parents for the great effort and teamwork to ensure that our students are demonstrating the Pirate ARRS — Always Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.  On Wednesday, Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education completed our school-wide evaluation and PHES earned a perfect score for our implementation of positive behavior supports.  The evaluation measured the level at which our school has implemented the following PBS aspects:

  1. Behavioral expectations are defined
  2. Behavioral expectations taught
  3. Behavioral expectations rewarded
  4. Systems response to rule violations
  5. Information gathered to monitor student behavior
  6. Local management support for school-wide procedures
  7. District level support for school wide procedures

Thanks to our students, teachers, and parents for making our school a great place to learn and work!

PHES students treated to author visit

Pleasant Hope Elementary School students have been hooked on reading this semester and for their efforts received a visit from Jefferson Knapp, author of the successful children’s book series “The Kingdom at the End of the Driveway.”  Students were treated to an inside look at the process behind the writing of the successful book series along with information about what spurred Knapp to become an author.  At the end of the visit, several lucky PHES students were treated to signed copies of his books.

*Photo Caption: Mrs. Hicks, PHES librarian, escorts Aiden Bethurem and Christopher Savala (left to right) to meet author Jefferson Knapp and receive a signed copy of his book.  (Photo by Mr. Allhands)