On June 18, Freedom Elementary School earned the Silver Certificate of Excellence at the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Summer Institute held at Tan Tar A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. The award was given to schools that achieved excellent results in the area of student discipline during the 2011-2012 school year. PBS promotes a positive atmosphere within the school and teaches students expected behaviors.  Freedom Elementary participates in the PBS program through the Rolla Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Rolla, Mo.