North Salisbury Elementary School
Salisbury, Maryland
2015 National School of Character

North Salisbury Elementary SchoolNorth Salisbury School has the distinction of being a school which serves dual academic programs. The school serves a traditional population of students who live within the school’s district and it also serves the High Performing Students in the Magnet program which is an accelerated academic program.  Our traditional school population originates from two state identified Hot Spots which are high crime rate areas.  In 2008, new school leader, Mrs. Ruby Brown came as principal.  After examining the school achievement, attendance, and discipline data, Mrs. Brown recognized the need to address these critical areas.  In addition to promoting a more unified school through the concept of One School, One Community, the leadership team began focusing on increasing student attendance, identifying and addressing the hot spots where a high percentage of altercations were occurring and working to improve the overall school atmosphere.  In 2007, the school had become a PBIS School, however, it was clear that in order to improve the school climate, additional strategies with a more structured approach to character education program was needed.  With a new guidance counselor, weekly classroom lessons were started in 2009 and centered on the Six Pillars of Character a proactive approach towards improving school climate.   During Quarterly ILT, Faculty, PBIS, and Attendance Meetings, school stakeholders met to review data and plan for change, and develop new strategies for continual success.

Lesson Plan
Cooking Up Caring

Contact
Ruby Brown
Principal
1213 Emerson Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
kvail@wcboe.org
http://nss.wcboe.org