U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Our Learning Environments
Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports
Starting the 2019-2020 school year, Rosemont Forest embarked on our first journey into PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports). PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving our ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.
A strong core of teacher leaders and the administration team were trained in the summer of 2019. The PBIS team kicked off the teacher workweek in August by bringing PBIS to the Forest. Being RoFo Ready is the title of our school's unified set of rules and expectations. Being RoFo Ready means:
- We are respectful
- We are responsible
- We are safe
- We are kind
The staff will work to teach, model, and reteach our students the rules and expectations in a positive manner. The following will be done when teaching academics and behavior:
- Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations.
- Provide students with more praise than correction.
- Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
- Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
- Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
- Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.
- Positively reinforce student behavior with RoFo Ready Bear Brags that recognize outstanding RoFo Ready behaviors.