You are here

About Us

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Philosophy:

PBIS is a team based, systematic approach in teaching behavioral expectations throughout the school. It is based on a proactive model which teaches the behaviors, reinforces and recognizes students who are able to model these behaviors and has systems in place to support students who have a difficult time or may present with more challenging behaviors.

The team approach is what truly makes this system work and we really need every family’s support to help us be successful.

Approach:

Instead of using a patchwork of individual behavioral management plans, we have moved to a school-wide discipline system that addresses the entire school, the classroom, areas outside the classroom (such as hallways, restrooms, offices, cafeteria, playground/school grounds etc.).

Every person who works in the school is aware of the behavioral expectations and works to ensure students are consistently getting the same message, regardless of the setting they are in or the adult they come in contact with.

 Bulldog Rewards:                                                              Interventions:

Positive Phone calls                                                           Blue Dot Conversations

Positive Postcards                                                               CICO

Bulldog Bucks                                                                     Check and Connect

Bonus Bucks

Bulldog Lounge Passes

 More information about PBIS can be found at  http://www.PBIS.org

 

Accelerated Math

Like with Accelerated Reader, students take a math assessment each trimester. The scores from this assessment are used to determine which objectives a student needs to work on in Accelerated Math. Students are then given the opportunity to work at their own pace on deficits they have.

Accelerated Reader

Studies show that students who read for 20 minutes a day are more likely to score advanced or proficient on state exams, and therefore have a higher likelihood of passing exams needed to graduate high school and get into college.

We expect all of our students to read for at least 20 minutes each evening. Students will take a reading assessment at the beginning of each trimester that will give them an independent reading level. Students then read books at their level and take quizzes on those books.

Students must score 85% or more to be considered proficient on the book they read.

Students then earn points for their quizzes. Students will be expected to set an AR reading/point goal each trimester and to meet this goal.