PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. It is a proactive approach to school-wide behavior management that emphasizes direct teaching of appropriate social and academic behaviors. Here at Johnson, we make our expectations for student and staff behavior clear through the PRIDE acronym.
Insist on safety
Do your best
Twice each year, we take time for each grade level to visit several important stations around the building where school staff explain and demonstrate exactly what it looks and sounds like to show PRIDE. Then, throughout the year, we hand out PRIDE tickets to students whenever we see them following through and showing PRIDE on their own. Once the students here at Johnson understand the expectations, they do a fantastic job following through with them.
In addition to passing out PRIDE tickets to recognize positive behavior, we have monthly PRIDE assemblies. At the assemblies, classes will win the coveted Golden Awards from the specials teachers or perhaps the PRIDE Cup or Trophy, and individuals will receive PRIDE Awards. The students always look forward to it. Parents of children receiving individual PRIDE awards are invited to the assemblies.
If a student forgets the Johnson PRIDE expectations, they will receive a referral. As a parent, you will always be informed of the referral or receive a copy. This is an opportunity for Johnson staff and parents to reteach the expected behaviors and help students be successful in the future. We keep track of referrals here at Johnson and review them periodically as a way for us to monitor behavior school wide. Based on this data, we make adjustments to our procedures or pick focus areas for reteaching.