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Safe School Climate

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, New Lebanon is committed to providing a happy, safe and healthy learning environment for all students. The IB Primary Years Program “prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.” (http://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/). At New Lebanon school, all students are valued for their individual personalities and abilities.

Safe school climate initiatives at New Lebanon include:

  • Friday celebrations highlight students for being “Baccalaureate Buddies” “Super Scholars” and “Creative Coolcats”
  • Social-emotional learning lessons provided by school psychologists in all classrooms throughout the year
  • School-wide positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) plan
  • Daily use of the GPS district norms
  • Participation in the district-wide safe school climate events
  • Fifth grade Peer Leaders
  • Bridge to Kindergarten program and family curriculum nights
  • Safe school climate committee comprised of administrators, parents, teachers and school psychologists
  • Safe school climate liaison to the district safe school climate committee