The month of February was Jump Rope for Hearts month for the Riverview schools Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) group.
This was near and dear to Riverview teacher Bob Lothian, who lost his father 18 years ago to heart disease. The senior Lotina was a Trenton police officer and he was only 47.
At the PBIS assembly we pass out our sign, which is actually aa award. The award (sign) goes to the student who best exemplifies that months PBIS characteristic trait — for example, courage, enthusiasm, patience, etc.
The students are then profiled on our Youtube Channel ‘Friday With Mr Ls’, which is a weekly show that Lothian and Mr. Laginess have been doing for more than two years, or 160 videos.
Last year, prior to the Thanksgiving break, for the minimum donation of $1 a student could give a shoutout and explain what they were thankful for or talk about what was special to them.
The money raised went to a student in the district who is battling cancer. We raised over $1,500 in five days. It was a very special time for our school to come together. Over 130 students participated, which shows the true character of Huntington and the Riverview district as a whole.
We are truly grateful for the schools participation, along with the teachers district-wide, who follow and watch our show.
Every Huntington teacher has their Friday routines, and I consider it a blessing when I walk down the halls during the day and I hear our intro, or some type of song or skit that Mr. Laginess and myself had created that week.
Several middle school writing classes watch the show and write a summary composition weekly about what took place. Each episode has several recurring skits and new content along with the huge smash success of the “Kind Squad,” where one student from the school is chosen for a “Random Act Of Kindness” and are profiled on the show, get their picture in the showcase and earn their class an extra gym.