What is PBIS
PBIS is an approach our school uses to improve school climate and promote positive behavior. It also guides the way we respond when students don’t follow the behavior expectations. Our school has three broad behavior expectations, which are taught throughout the year to all students. Students are acknowledged for following the expectations through verbal praise, special events and tangible rewards. Those students who struggle with appropriate behavior are redirected through re-teaching of expectations and other proactive approaches. All strategies used in PBIS are research-based with the ultimate goal being to develop positive, predictable and safe learning environments.
Central PBIS Expectations
Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful
How do we acknowledge positive behavior?
- PBIS Rewards, Panther Shop (snacks, swag, school supplies, privileges, etc)
- Quarterly Panther Pride Day
- Weekly incentives
- Each team nominates two students of the month
How can parents be involved?
Parent support is important for the success of PBIS. Our building has a PBIS team which includes parent representatives. Parents are also encouraged to assist with PBIS events and fundraising. In addition, reinforcing the school-wide expectations at home helps students to be successful at school.