Meade Society Members Joe Perry, Albert El, Michael Wunsch and Ken Garson visited the General George G. Meade School on Monday, April 30th. Their hosts, Adam Bergevin, Elementary School Counselor and Teacher Chris Williams, gave them a tour of the freshly painted school. The purpose of visit was to see how the Meade Society’s 2018 fully funded donation to the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program (PBIS) was being used.
By exhibiting concern for safety, responsibility for their behavior and respect for others, students are rewarded with tickets that can be used at monthly events, in the school store or on “Fun Fridays”. The Meade School scored 100% in terms of implementation and was honored at the Pennsylvania PBIS Implementor’s Forum in Hershey, PA.
In addition, the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library donated 22 Civil War books for young readers to the school library.
The highlight of their tour was the Q & A with students. They learned a little more about Meade’s legacy and the Society. Meade Society members also made a classroom visit, where a computer smart board was in use, and looked into the bike room, where students learn how to repair donated bikes. They use the bikes to ride through Fairmount Park on some of the same roads that General Meade and Old Baldy use to roam.
The Society group were informed that the smart board, computers, new flooring and paint were provided by the Beverage Tax revenue.
The Meade Society will keep its membership informed of our future endeavors at the Meade School on our website, www.generalmeadesociety.org and in our newsletter, The Dispatch.
– submitted by Joe Perry