In the spirit of the recently launched “Choose Civility” campaign, I would like to publicly acknowledge people who have “just been nice” all summer long. I am referring to the Mammoth Disposal drivers who make the daily trek (multiple times) on the Green Church road (Benton Crossing). As a new road cyclist I was nervous about riding along this stretch of road with big trucks. On my first ride I was amazed at the courtesy demonstrated by these drivers – they went out of their way to keep myself and other cyclists safe and often returned my smile with a friendly wave. This courteous behavior continued all summer and not once was I afraid while riding this route. In a world where the negative is the first thing most people talk about, it is important to take a moment to acknowledge the positive. THANK YOU!
Props from PBIS
Mono County Office of Education would like to extend our gratitude to Melissa of the Mammoth Mountain RV Park for generously donating their meeting room for Inyo and Mono counties’ schools staff training on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) held on September 3 & 4, 2013. A special thank you to Jeremy for being so accommodating.
PBIS is an evidenced based framework that promotes positive school climate and greater academic achievement, while decreasing negative behaviors and office disciplinary referrals. Teams from all Mono County school sites and select Inyo County schools are working to implement the PBIS framework.
Ana Danielson & Didi Tergesen
Mono County Office of Education