PBIS Awards

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Special Education Services/The Menta Group continues to soar in instructional excellence!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our sites on receiving recognition for their implementation of
Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS). Each year the Midwest
PBIS Network/PBISaz Advisory Council formally recognizes schools based on their outcome
data as well as their implementation and sustainability of the PBIS process! Schools are able to
be recognized at four levels (e.g. IL: Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Platinum; AZ: Merit, Bronze, Silver,
and Gold). This year all of our sites earned recognition, demonstrating their strong commitment
to positive student outcomes, PBIS implementation, and creating Optimal Learning
Environments for our students. Each of our Illinois sites received GOLD Level recognition for
the 2016-2017 school year from the Midwest PBIS Network! Our Arizona sites received the
follow recognition from the PBISaz Advisory Council: Southwest Academy and Mesa Center for
Success – West earned 2017 Gold PBISaz Achievement Awards. Mesa Center for Success –
East was also recognized with a 2017 Bronze PBISaz Achievement Award and Southwest
Education Center received a 2017 Merit PBISaz Achievement Award.

Special Education Services/The Menta Group places emphasis on preparing our students to be
3 C Ready- College Ready, Career Ready, and Citizenship Ready. It is our goal to ensure that
all students master the academic and social skills necessary for an independent and productive
life. Implementation of PBIS has given us the framework in which to clearly define behavioral
expectations, teach expectations, and acknowledge students (and staff) for meeting those
expectations. Within our PBIS framework, along with teaching universal expectations, we use
data and the problem-solving process in order to be responsive to our students needs and
provide our students with any additional supports they require (both academically and/or
behaviorally) to be successful. It is with great enthusiasm that we wish all of our sites a hearty
congratulations for a job WELL DONE!!!!