What is PBIS?
PBIS is an approach we use to establish the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of Central Middle School to effectively educate all students.
PBIS has been shown to be effective in:
Reducing discipline problems
Improving overall academic outcomes
Reducing bullying behavior
Improving social/emotional competence.
The three behavior expectations at Euclid Middle School are:
These expectations are taught to all students throughout the school year. There are rules and procedures for all areas of the building. Many of them can be found on the Euclid Middle School behavior matrix below.
How are students acknowledged for appropriate behavior at Euclid Middle School?
Students are rewarded for following the behavior expectations in several ways:
Panther Points are digitally awarded to students for displaying positive behavior in class. Points can be redeemed for items in the Panther Shop.
Referral-free events called Panther Pride Days (see below)
What happens when students demonstrate challenging behavior?
Teachers utilize proactive strategies in order to minimize the number of behavior errors. These strategies include reviewing behavior expectations, establishing classroom routines and procedures, pre-correcting students before infractions occur, and establishing positive relationships with students.
When behavior infractions do occur, teachers are encouraged to use a continuum of consequences, including, but not limited to, the following:
The Behavior Management Flowchart below provides more information on the process and procedures for handling behavior errors at Euclid Middle School.
Behaviors which may result in an office discipline referral are defined in the chart below.
What special events are planned for students?
The following events have been planned to reward students for positive behavior:
How can parents get involved?
Parents are welcome and encouraged to assist with PBIS implementation at Euclid Middle School. Some ways parents can get involved are:
Serve as a representative on the PBIS team
Assist with events
Discuss school-wide expectations with your student at home
Assist with developing community partnerships.
How do I get help if my child is struggling with behavior?
Despite our best efforts, students sometimes engage in negative behavior. If your student has received one or more office discipline referrals, and you are concerned about his/her behavior, please contact one of the staff members listed below. They are eager to help and are equipped to provide the necessary support for your student to be successful.
Whom do I contact?
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding PBIS at Euclid Middle School, please contact:
Jason Coleman, Asst. Principal
Hendrick Wolfert, District PBIS Coach