Winning Wednesdays will enhance East Syracuse Elementary’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Program (PBIS) using a $1,000 ESMEF grant. ESE students earn “Cheetah Paw Prints” for demonstrating respect, responsibility and safety in school and on the bus. Each Wednesday, a Paw Print with a name from each grade level is drawn for a prize and one monthly prize winner is drawn. The grant will allow more students—36 per week—to receive incentive rewards. Winning students will come to the “Winners Circle” to collect their incentives. Pictures of the student winners will be displayed on the Wall of Fame in the Character Education hallway. In addition, this grant will allow ESE to recognize parent volunteers and other adults, including staff, who provide additional support to students during and after school. Student Council members will help, which will foster youth leadership roles. Principal Pat Charboneau is the grant project leader on behalf of the school.