Neillsville Elementary wins Schools Rule! contest

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NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Many teachers work to shape not only the minds of their students,but also their hearts. And one school in western Wisconsin recently started a new program to enforce the importance of not only being a good student, but also a good person.

Tuesday Gordy's Guru Matt Selvig and WEAU's Nikki Junewicz were thrilled to present Neillsville Elementary with $3,000 in Box Tops for Education, courtesy of General Mills. It's their prize for being our latest Schools Rule! contest winner.

The school wants to use the money for materials to help promote its PBIS Program, which stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

The cash would also go toward rewards to students for positive behavior.

"Our job is to educate the entire child. The PBIS Program is designed to make sure the kids are taught expectations on a common basis so that they hear it in kindergarten through 6th grade and beyond. Our high school is doing it now as well. We're explaining the expectations for students so that there's more time left in the classroom so we can teach math and reading and social studies and science and do a good job with that as well," explains Tim Rueth, Neillsville Elementary School Principal.

"Our biggest things are be safe, be respectful, be responsible. It's all of the things that fit in with hallway safety, bus safety, classroom safety, all of the things that go with those major areas," explains 2nd Grade Teacher Amy Kosmosky.

To nominate your school in our Schools Rule! contest, visit the link attached to this story, and explain to us how your school could use the money.

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