LONDONDERRY >> On Tuesday, Nov. 24 students at Flood Brook School in Londonderry were treated to a surprise performance by Troy Wunderle, of Wunderle's Big Top Adventures, after meeting their behavioral goals for the first trimester.

As a Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) school, Flood Brook takes a proactive approach to achieving social, emotional, and academic success for students. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve behavior for all kids by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.

Throughout each trimester students at Flood Brook earn "pug marks," or fill their "paw cards" with teacher signatures by demonstrating their knowledge and application of Flood Brook's five standards which include: cooperation, respect, safety, honesty & responsibility. For the first trimester, students in grades K-5 were challenged to earn 1000 pug marks, while students in grades 6-8 were challenged to fill 100 "paw cards" with teacher signatures. Both cohorts of students rose to this challenge.

After a very successful and popular fall residency at Flood Brook by local circus arts performer,


Troy Wunderle, the staff at Flood Brook found it fitting to bring Troy back for one last performance to celebrate students meeting this challenge. Students in grades K-8 were thrilled to walk into the gym to see Troy ready to perform. It was a great performance and a wonderful way to celebrate the end of a very positive first trimester at Flood Brook School.

The Flood Brook School is a K-8, 300-capacity school located in the heart of ski country in Southwestern Vermont. The Mountain Towns Regional Education District School Board consists of 8 school board members from the towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru and Weston.