Positive Behaviorial Interventions & Support (PBIS) is a national initiative that is a proactive and positive approach to student behavior. PBIS emphasizes school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment. Attention is focused on making problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
The goal of PBIS at Old Town is to become safer, more enjoyable, and more productive. The design of our PBIS program is based upon data collected from school discipline records and from teacher survey results. Our program is designed to teach appropriate behaviors/expectations and rules as effectively as we teach academic skills.
Old Town PBIS Core Values - S.O.A.R.
Respect Myself and others
Our core values are posted throughout the school and include expected behaviors for all of us within the school, students, teachers, parents and other visitors. Students will earn positive rewards by exhibiting expected behaviors. Those rewards should:
- increase the likelihood that desired behaviors will be repeated
- foster a positive school climate
- reduce the need for time consuming disciplinary measures
Two major rewards are: (1) the individual reward, Eagle buck and (2) the class reward, Eagle merit. Eagle bucks can be used to purchase items in the Eagle store. Eagle merits will earn class rewards such as games, parties, etc.
Positive Behaviorial Interventions & Support.
The Old Town Eagle Store is always in need of donations., We can use money of course, but we can also use gently used toys and other items of interest to children. If you can help, please call 924-2915.
We are very grateful to the volunteers from Maple Springs Methodist Church who run our Eagle Store. We couldn't do it without them.
To learn more visit the National PBIS website.