GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Pecheles Automotive Group is giving $10,000 to Pitt County Schools as part of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program, introduced by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Here is a press release from Pecheles.
Pecheles Automotive is giving back to the Pitt County School System in an effort to show support for the PBIS program. PBIS otherwise known as Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, is an initiative of the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) focused on promoting and recognizing positive behavior throughout the school building. PBIS has been implemented in select Pitt County Schools since 2004. Currently, there are 31 schools implementing PBIS with three additional schools coming on board in the 2017-18 school year. Last year thirteen schools were recognized by DPI as Green Ribbon schools and seven schools were recognized as Model Schools.
PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. PBIS works by establishing school-wide expectations for behavior and provides a system to recognize and reward students displaying appropriate behavior. Students have the opportunity to earn incentives such as prizes, school spirit wear, and participation in PBIS recognition celebrations.
"We are proud to continue our ongoing partnership with Pitt County Schools, as we give back in support of a program that encourages positive behaviors, cooperation, and respect for others. We're excited about this initiative and believe in the importance of supporting our local schools and the invaluable role that they play in our community," says Brian Pecheles, President of Pecheles Automotive.
Throughout this current school year, Pecheles Automotive will be sponsoring a social media campaign to promote support and interest in this supportive program. Every Pitt County school utilizing the PBIS program will have an opportunity to participate. A winning school will be announced every month throughout the school year. Winning schools will be awarded a $1,000 grant from Pecheles Automotive to be put towards the purchase of materials for their individual PBIS programs.
Family-owned and operated for 52 years, Pecheles Automotive is comprised of three dealerships representing eight brands: Joe Pecheles Volkswagen-Audi-Hyundai-Genesis-Mitsubishi in Greenville, Pecheles Ford-Toyota in Washington, and Pecheles Honda in New Bern. Pecheles Automotive is a family of 200 automotive professionals. Joe Pecheles Volkswagen-Audi-Hyundai-Genesis-Mitsubishi is located at 203 SE Greenville Blvd. and can be found online at www.pechelescars.com.
The Pecheles Automotive Group will be donating a total of $10,000 to Pitt County Schools for the 2017-18 school year. The funds are to be dispersed monthly in $1,000 increments based on the monthly contest winner. The funds must be put towards your school's PBIS program.
The schools will be broken down into the following categories based on population size. Schools not listed do not have a PBIS program or have not yet implemented the program. Please correct us if this is not the case!
Group 1 (200 - 400) Ayden Middle, Bethel School, Elmhurst Elementary, Falkland Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Stokes School, Wellcome Middle
Group 2 (401 - 550) Belvoir Elementary, C.M. Eppes Middle, G.R. Whitfield School, Grifton School, Pactolus School, South Greenville Elementary, Wahl-Coates Elementary
Group 3 (551 - 750) Ayden Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Farmville Middle, Hope Middle , Ridgewood Elementary, W.H. Robinson Elementary
Group 4 (751 – 850) A.G. Cox Middle, Eastern Elementary, H.B. Sugg/Sam D. Bundy Elementary, E.B. Aycock Middle, Farmville Central High, Lakeforest Elementary
Group 5 (851 - +++) Chicod School, D.H. Conley High, J.H. Rose High, North Pitt High, Wintergreen Primary/ Intermediate
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