Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is a collaborative and positive process for structuring the learning environment to support the academic and social success of all students. It is the policy of the Michigan State Board of Education that each school district in Michigan implement a system of school-wide positive behavior support strategies. Research shows that students achieve at a higher level when they know the expectations and they feel safe.
The main purpose of PBIS is to provide and maintain a school-wide consistent, positive, and fair behavior plan. The primary focus and philosophy of this program is to reinforce positive targeted behaviors rather than punishing or delivering consequences for unwanted behaviors.
Our students now wear lanyards that support this philosophy. In the lanyard, students carry an “Earn Your Wings Card” and a “Tardy Card”. The “Earn Your Wings Card” is a place for teachers to document times when students show that they are Responsible, Respectful, or Safe. When cards are full, students enter their cards into a raffle to earn a prize. With each card, students can earn more privileges and rewards, like a front of the lunch line pass. Our students have been working on positive behavior and leading by example, an it shows!