By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian
Many students at Monongah Middle School didn’t have to worry about spending money on Christmas gifts.
Instead, they used their hard-earned “Lion Bucks” to purchase items from the school’s store last Wednesday.
As part of the school’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program, principal Steve Malnick worked with counselor Lacey McDonald and teachers to organize an auction for students. All students at the school were eligible to attend because they exuded the positive qualities and behaviors that will prime them for success in the future: showing respect, being responsible and being ready.
Each time students are recognized for one of those qualities, they are awarded Lion Bucks.
“It makes it nice where they can do that, maybe do a little shopping for loved ones that they don’t have to actually go out and spend real money,” Malnick said. “They can use what they earned in school.”