PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports)
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports is a system approach to creating safer and more effective schools. PBIS focuses on improving a school's ability to teach and support the positive behavior of all students. The PBIS Leadership Team designs, implements, and evaluates specific school-wide practices that are for ALL students and ALL staff. PBIS is not a program or curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem-solving, planning, and evaluation.
School-wide PBIS is being implemented today in schools throughout the United States. Each of these schools invests in training on PBIS practices, forms a school-based leadership team that coordinates implementation on student outcomes (Sugai&Lewis-Palmer, 2005).
PBIS is an evidence-based practice that enhances the capacity of schools to educate all students, especially students with challenging social behaviors. It is a proactive systems approach to school-wide discipline that responds to the current social and/or educational challenges through three levels of intervention: universal, targeted-group, and individual intensive.
Bell school promotes a learning environment where students respect themselves, others, and the environment. These behaviors are taught, expected, and celebrated.
REACH FOR THE RED Plan
The Student Ambassador program is designed to be a leadership opportunity for 8th grade students at Bell School. Student Ambassadors will have opportunites throughout their 8th grade year to work with staff members to plan PBIS school-wide events and initiatives, show leadership amongst their peers and younger students, as well as participate and design their own service projects. They will assist students in upholding all "Reach for the Red" expectations at Bell School.
What can parents do to help?
In order for PBIS to be successful at Bell School, we need your help! Below is a list of suggestions as to how you can help support PBIS: