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2010--PBIS during 2010-2011 school year 2011--PBIS during 2011-2012 school year 2012--PBIS during 2012-2013 school year 2013-- PBIS during 2013-2014 school year 2014--PBIS during 2014-2015 school year
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and our school is currently in module 3 of PBIS. PBIS uses a combination of published expectations and inventions to direct and correct student behavior without many of the negative/punitive measures inclusive of traditional behavior management models.
What all this means:
1. Student behavior expectations are consistently monitored based on a matrix that the PBIS committee developed in the summer of 2010. From that matrix, the students learn our school's PBIS motto: BARK (Be Safe, Act Responsibly, Respect Yourself and Others, Kindness is the Key). The matrix and the motto are prominently displayed throughout the school building to serve as ever-present reminders.
2. Throughout the 2010-2011 school year, the PBIS Committee collected data based on a list of expected behaviors for five of the common areas of our school (Hallways, Cafeteria, Car/Bus Traffic, Restrooms, and Playground) and has provided students with an acceptable voice level scheme: Level 0= no talking, Level 1= whisper, Level 2= normal, used for talking to the person next to you, Level 3= presenter, used when make a presentation to the class, Level 4= outside voice. Our efforts toward communicating and monitoring our students successful adherence to universal behavior expectations led to our school being recognized as a PBIS Green Ribbon School.
3. Students are provided with specific, targeted instruction (video, lesson plans, publication of common area policy, and practice) prior to expectations being enforced in the common area that is our focus for a particular time period/month, so that students will know exactly how they are expected to behave in all the common areas of our school.
PAWStickets are part of the incentives that have been developed to go alongwith our school's implementation of PBIS. Students who are modelingextraordinary BARK (Be Safe, Act Responsibly, Respect self and others,Kindness is the Key) characteristics are rewarded with a PAWs ticketwhen any staff member stops them, points out what they are doing sowell, and presents them with a PAWS ticket. PAWS are collected and entered into weekly and six-week drawings for prizes and rewards, so the more PAWS a student earns, the better his or her chances are for having one of his or her tickets pulled during the drawings.
Ifyour child goes out of his or her way to help another student who mayhave dropped his or her books, lunch tray, etc., then a staff memberwho sees this may reward your child with a PAWS ticket. (Goes withKindness is the Key part of BARK)
If your child chooses to standquietly in line while the rest of the class is restless and wiggly,then a staff member who sees this may reward your child with a PAWSticket. (Goes with Act Responsibly part of BARK)
Make sense? Ask your child if he or she has received any PAWS. If so, please consider telling them and showing them how proud you are of them.
During the 2011-2012 school year our school participated in Module 2 and began to make targeted interventions to reinforce expected behaviors with our students who were still not successfully meeting our universal behavior expectations. Our school was also recognized as a PBIS Model School.
During the 2012-2013 school year our school will be participating in Module 3 and will begin even more personalized, targeted interventions that may include our school's services as well as those services throughout our school community and county at large.
2013-2014: Huntsville Elementary has been recognized as a PBIS Exemplar School!!! During this school year, we will continue to utilize Modules 1, 2, and 3 and are hopeful that we will see an even greater reduction in instructional time lost as a result of office discipline referrals (ODRs). We are excited about the prospects of utilizing community volunteers from Rockingham West Missional Network to more adequately support and nurture our students.
2014-2015: During this school year, we will continue to utilize Modules 1, 2, and 3 and plan to focus efforts on reducing number of office disciplines from the bus and/or related to bus behavior.
Videos used to teach the expected behaviors for each of our common areas willbe linked below after they have been used by the classroom teacher to help students learn what is expected. Unlinked content indicates that the video is being revised for use during the 2014-2015 school year and is not ready for public viewing.
Car and Bus Expectations