At its annual PBSIS pep rally, McManus Middle School celebrated school spirit and positive behavior, recognizing falls sports, the band, the choir and the PBSIS Kids Club in the school’s brand new auditorium, which was renovated over this past summer.

McManus Middle School held a pep rally in its brand new auditorium Thursday to celebrate its student programs, including its fall sports teams, band, choir and PBSIS Kids Club.

McManus Middle School has been a participant of the PBSIS — Positive Support Behaviors in Schools — program for over 10 years.

“Each year we explore various ways to motivate, inspire, and develop consistent positive student behaviors,” said Principal Peter Fingerlin. “A committee of staff members meets, plans, and coordinates various activities and themes that are designed to create a positive school culture.”

Each year the school kicks off the year with a PBSIS pep rally to bring all the students together to celebrate school spirit.

“This year we were fortunate to celebrate within our newly renovated auditorium,” Fingerlin said. “The auditorium allowed us to gather as an entire school and showcase our school spirit and enthusiasm.

“I am truly proud and delighted to be part of a school and community that continues to reflect and identify methods associated to growing personally and academically.  We are proud of the legacy we are leading!”