On Dec. 1, Ridgewood Elementary School was recognized from the State Department of Education for its support of the State PBIS initiative and received the Silver Award for PBIS implementation. PBIS focuses on building positive student and staff relationships in a school-wide and individual settings by implementing strategies. PBIS is a framework that supports the needs and culture of the school by assisting staff and students to enhance the academic and social outcomes for all students. Pictured, l to r, are Connie Kinsey, Jenny Olinger, Lori Buchanan, Leslie Dulgar, Jamie Henderson and Gordon Arney.