Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

 

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, or PBIS, is a school-wide behavior framework.  PBIS uses a tiered, systems-based approach to teach, identify, and reinforce the behaviors that we want to see from students in our schools. 

Similar to the 8-Step Process for academics, using data-driven instruction and tiered interventions, the PBIS framework includes preventative measures, maintenance, and tiered interventions for student behaviors.  

All twelve schools have teams of educators, led by a team coach at each school, who are receiving training for planning and implementing the PBIS framework. 

Northside Middle School and Central High School are currently in the year-long planning stage of PBIS.  East Washington Academy, Longfellow, Mitchell, North View, South View, Storer, and West View Elementary Schools, as well as Southside Middle School, are currently in the first year implementation stage.  Grissom and Sutton are in the second year of implementation.

Students and staff at each school develop a set of expectations and a teaching matrix in order to teach those expected procedures.  Staff teach the expectations in all locations of the school, praise and reward students for following the expectations, and re-teach behaviors that are not followed. 

Here are the expectations for each of our schools.

East Washington Academy

Be respectful

Be responsible

Be safe

Be awesome

Grissom Elementary

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Caring

Longfellow Elementary

Be ready

Be responsible

Be respectful

Northside
Middle School*

Titans:

T-Take Responsibility

E- Exhibit Kindness

A- Are Prepared

M- Make Good Choices

Mitchell Elementary

Respectful

Responsible

Safe

North View Elementary

We are Safe.

We are a Team.

We are Accountable.

We are Respectful.

We are STARs.

South View Elementary

Stay Focused

Try Your Best

Act Safely

Respect Others

Southside
Middle School

We are…

Polite

Accountable

Willing

Safe

Storer Elementary

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Safe

 

Sutton Elementary

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Caring

West View Elementary

Respectful

Responsible

Safe

Muncie Central
High School*

Bearcats:

Respectful

Optimistic

Accountable

Resourceful

*Northside Middle School and Muncie Central High School are in the planning stage of PBIS.  The expectations listed here are considered drafts at this time.