Roseville Area Middle School Earns PBIS Honor
Roseville Area Middle School was recently selected as a Sustained Exemplar PBIS School by the Minnesota Department of Education, an honor that was only given to 30 schools across the state.
“We are so proud of Roseville Area Middle School for this distinction,” said Superintendent John Thein. “RAMS is a shining example of a PBIS school and this only reaffirms the hard work of our staff and students.”
RAMS has used the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model for six years. “PBIS is embedded in everything we do,” said Dr. Juanita Hoskins, the Principal at RAMS. “It’s part of our staff development activities throughout the year and it directly shapes how we teach and model expectations for our students.” Hoskins says that PBIS gives her staff the language to positively redirect behavior in a way that focuses on teaching rather than punishment. Since implementing PBIS, Hoskins says she’s seen it change the climate in the school. “It has caused us to make changes in how we communicate with students,” said Hoskins. “We know that a student’s academic achievement directly correlates with a student’s sense of safety and belonging and we are working to make sure every child feels safe, supported, and part of our community.”
Hoskins attributes the success of the PBIS program at RAMS to consistency and perseverance. In a recent report, PBIS team leaders explained, “We are purposeful about building community and relationships amongst staff as well as students. We celebrate our successes and understand that there is always new learning to be done.”
Roseville Science Wiz to Compete in International Science Competition
Roseville Area High School Senior Aditi Das has been selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in May.
Aditi qualified for the ISEF competition at the recent Twin Cities Regional Science Fair where she presented on her research project, "Developing Transgenic Sugar Beet by Agrobacterium-mediated Gene Transfer."
Aditi's research has implications worldwide for creating more effective agricultural production and supporting robust food supplies for the world's growing population.
"Our entire school community is proud of Aditi as she continues to excel in the area of science, " said RAHS Principal Jenny Loeck. "She is an exemplary student representative of RAHS. "
At the ISEF competition, Das will compete against 1600 other high school students from more than 70 countries around the world for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.
In addition to the ISEF, Das will also be competing at the State Science Fair and the Tri-State Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, both in the end of March.
Roseville Area High School Students Win National Awards
Three Roseville Area High School students recently took top honors at a national screen-printing competition.
Kennedy Hill, Drew Herther, and Mitchell Morgan’s t-shirt creations were selected from among hundreds of national and international submissions at the Annual Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Convention held in October. The Roseville students won three of the top six awards at the competition.
"It’s pretty surreal," said Morgan. "It’s the first time anyone from our school entered this competition and to earn awards the first year is pretty incredible."
Herther (Class of 2013) and Morgan (Class of 2014) worked together to design a complex, multi-color graphic, which they screen-printed themselves. Hill (Class of 2013) designed and printed her own t-shirt creation that showed two koi in an elaborate swirl of water.
The submissions were judged on the design itself, the number of colors used, the level of difficulty, the set-up of the screen-print, and the quality of the print.
All three students credit their media arts instructor at Roseville Area High School, Brian Hoag, for giving them the opportunity to develop the skills that earned them the SGIA awards.
"Because of his real-world experience combined with his teaching abilities, he can teach us skills at a level that is amazing," said Herther.
Morgan echoed, "We have one of the best programs in the nation."
CTV recently featured these students. It's the first story after the intro from March 17th. Enjoy! http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/index.php/programs/nsb.html