STAMFORD, Conn. -- Davenport Ridge Elementary School was named a Banner School by the State Education Resource Center, Stamford Public Schools announced Friday.
Davenport Ridge is one of only six schools statewide recognized with this award for 2015-16. The award is part of the Connecticut Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Model Schools Project. The purpose of the project is to recognize schools for successfully implementing school-wide systems for PBIS.
“We were very excited and honored to earn the Banner School Award,” said Davenport Ridge Principal Michael Pisseri. “The award is particularly meaningful because it is aligned with, and validates, the school climate work that Davenport Ridge has been focusing on for the past five years.”
Davenport Ridge was praised for its “SOAR to Success” program. SOAR is an acronym for safety first, outstanding effort, accept responsibility, and respect for all.
According to Pisseri, Davenport Ridge staff and students recognize SOAR every day in priority areas, such as the cafeteria, school bus, classroom, bathroom, playground and the hallway.
Each Banner School receives a banner and certificate, is highlighted at statewide events, and featured on the SERC website and in PBIS Publications.