Richard Is A Delight

Richard has shown significant improvement over the current school year and especially the last month. Richard is always willing to help staff or peers if they need help. Richard has also improved learning when to ask for a break if he is feeling overwhelmed. He is now asking for a break or VTO independently whereas before a teacher or staff would suggest a break for him. Richard can now sit through a whole Science or Social Studies lesson, and be able to give feedback whereas he couldn’t do that before. Richard has improved so much on his behavior. Richard is [...]

Richard Is A Delight2022-01-18T00:34:27-05:00

Helping Brian Be The Best He Can Be

Last year, Brian struggled with following directions and being respectful to staff. He often needed frequent breaks away from class because he failed to participate or stay on task. He instigated arguments with other students and often initiated negative behaviors among peers and staff. It was very hard for him to open up and trust his teachers, but Brian had a goal. Brian wanted to achieve gold level at school and to do so required a complete change to his behaviors and full staff support. From the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, at [...]

Helping Brian Be The Best He Can Be2022-01-18T00:34:28-05:00

Jacki’s Dedication

Jackie Maidon is an assistant teacher in our Middle School 1 classroom. Jacki is dedicated to the students and illustrates compassion daily. She goes out of her way to create and implement fun and creative lessons and activities. Jacki demonstrates a willingness to pitch in where help is needed. She puts time and effort into building rapport with the students and it is evident by the approach the students have with her. Jackie was selected as student of the month because she has shown initiative by assisting in multiple classrooms when staff are out. Jackie also does well with helping [...]

Jacki’s Dedication2022-01-18T00:34:56-05:00

Dustin’s Amazing Progress

Dustin has shown amazing progress in the classroom in all areas. He displays excellent gold level behaviors throughout the entire school day. Dustin is a great leader in the classroom and very sociable towards his peers. Dustin gets along well with others and enjoys coming to school. From the teacher and the two aides in the classroom the words that best describe Dustin are respectful and kind. Dustin has a great attitude and shows great effort with attempting new tasks in the classroom even when they are challenging. Dustin is a people person as he is very kind to all [...]

Dustin’s Amazing Progress2022-01-18T00:34:57-05:00

Making Progress With Joshua

Joshua is a senior in our Upper Best Classroom. Josh has made great progress over the last month. He now raises hand and asks to go to the restroom, before Josh would have ran out of the room without asking. He has also made progress reducing maladaptive behaviors. As one of our older Upper B.E.S.T student is working hard to accomplish all of his academic and behavior goals. Joshua has made significant progress on his academic and behavior goals. The classroom behaviors for the past month have almost become extinct. Joshua has learned to ask before running out [...]

Making Progress With Joshua2022-01-18T00:28:44-05:00

Shoutout to Deb VanHoose

Deb VanHoose is an essential asset to our Upper B.E.S.T. classroom. She has created incredible working relationships with both staff and students. Deb is frequently found leading creative and engaging lessons with her students. She brings an upbeat and positive attitude to the work environment and can always be counted on for a great joke. Deb was chosen as staff member of the month because of her hard work and dedication to the Assistant Teacher position and to her students. Deb is excellent at engaging her students finding the best ways to motivate her students to work. She [...]

Shoutout to Deb VanHoose2022-01-18T00:28:57-05:00

Student of the Month: Alan

What has Alan accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Alan has been a great role model to his peers within our classroom. He is very helpful to his peers and to the staff. Alan enjoys interacting/joking with his friends at school. He often talks about and plays sports such as football and basketball. Alan is very creative; he shows his creativity within his artwork. Alan is very kind to his friends and will always help out when asked. What is something Alan has accomplished so far this school year that they are [...]

Student of the Month: Alan2022-01-18T00:35:15-05:00

Staff of the Month: Abby

What impact has Abby had on colleagues and students over the past month? Abby has been an essential asset to our team over the past month. She has taken on several new roles and responsibilities this school year. Abby is an integral part of our incentive committee and has worked with her colleagues to establish a creative and reinforcing incentive calendar. Abby has also been appointed as our School Historian and has been an active role in recording and documenting the amazing activities around our school this month. She then submits pictures of these activities to our [...]

Staff of the Month: Abby2022-01-18T00:31:25-05:00

Student of the Month: Gavin

What has Gavin done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Over the past month we have been searching for a student who has shown significant growth and represented the schools core values well. I'd like to introduce to you Gavin Hamlin. He a senior at The Center for Autism and Dyslexia of Lima. Gavin has been a joy to have in class this school year. What are Gavin's teachers saying about him this month? Gavin's homeroom teacher expressed how proud she was of her hardworking student. She continued to explain, "Gavin's nature is [...]

Student of the Month: Gavin2022-01-18T00:31:26-05:00