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Elizabeth Proctor, Carolyn Schrooten, Tina Karsten, Krissa Ward, and Carrie Herman pose with the PBIS awards they were presented with at the Wisconsin Dells conference.

SIREN––The School District of Siren will have two new banners to hang in the school after returning from a leadership conference in the Wisconsin Dells.

This is the second year in a row Herman and her staff have returned from the annual conference with plaques and banners from the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) conference earlier this month.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, PBIS, “is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide behavior based on a Response to Intervention (RtI) model. PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture.

Elementary school principal Carrie Herman told the board Monday night about a recent trip her and some staff made to the Wisconsin Dells where they won a number of awards, received a trio of certificates and two banners to join the ones from last year.

Herman introduced Tina Karsten, Elizabeth Proctor and Carolyn Schrooten. The school was awarded silver level in reading and bronze level in math and behavior.

The middle and high school both reached silver level for behavior.

Karsten explained to the board that the techniques they are now incorporating are not new, but are making them better teachers.

“These are things we are already doing, but this is making them better,” Karsten said of the Response to Intervention model. “It’s really great for the kids and the staff.”