LONDONDERRY — Eighteen educators from two schools in Iceland visited South Londonderry Elementary School last week.

"This was the second time we've had visitors from Iceland," Principal Linda Boyd said. "They are interested in our arts, math and English curriculum."

The first visit was three years ago when a group came from Njarvik, Iceland, to learn more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports used in schools throughout the state.

PBIS is a nationally recognized behavior system that aims to increase uninterrupted instructional time by improving student behavior. South Londonderry Elementary School is now in its seventh year of using the program. It was the first elementary school to pilot the program in the district; now all three elementary schools are onboard.

The visitors were from the Horduvallaskoli (School) in Kopavogur and the Laugaruesskoli in Reykjavik.

During the day, they enjoyed Chelsea Stewart's music classes, several art and English classes, and a luncheon with district administrators.

During a session in the afternoon with fifth-graders, students and visitors discussed the Icelandic volcano eruption in April that shut down air traffic over Europe.

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