Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS is a philosophical framework that supports the school community in designing and implementing;
- a systems approach for enhancing capacity.
- a process for capacity building.
- and advocates development and use of a continuum of behavioral interventions and supports.
PBIS builds upon the common belief that all students, staff, and families can be successful if the educational environment is safe, respectful, and responsible.
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Here some of the PBIS goals AMS accomplished this year.
Heidi Heidig coordinated the production and distribution of all of the signage for our school this year. Through funding approved by Principal Dale Rooklyn, the school was able to display about 75 PBIS "Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible" signs in halls and in classrooms, as well as 10 long banners on the walls in the cafeteria, hallways and in the gyms.
AMS continued with their very successful weekly "Gotcha" ticket drawings. During the Friday morning announcements, student announcers dug into a large fishbowl full of tickets and select 3 tickets with the names of students who had won a "gotcha" ticket during the previous week. The three winning names were then read to the students and staff in school. Winning students select a $5.00 gift certificate from Wendys, Bi-Mart, the Dollar Store, the movie theatre and other local stores.
Several months ago 5 representatives from the AMS PBIS team went to present information about our program at a large regional PBIS conference held in Grants Pass. Although our presentation ended up being shortened due to time contraints, we were pleased with the number of audience questions.
AMS also continued giving students "School Tours" during which we were able to teach and show students the desired behavior in various parts of the school such as the hallways, cafeteria, library and outside.
We also developed a discipline data referral process this year and are doing much more to track attendance and discipline referrals. This data will be used to guide future decisions regarding planning what is best for AMS students.
Goals for next year are to:
Consolidate and strengthen our PBIS team
Have PBIS more visable and active in an integrated way within the various aspects of school
Have PBIS become more imbedded in the AMS culture
Review and rewrite various PBIS agreements with staff
Continue to look closely at our discipline and attendance data in terms of designing the right programs for all students