Positive Behavior Intervention System and Mindfulness
A team of 10 staff members forms the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, PBIS, which began to meet in the summer of 2018. This is a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support that gives students the skills to be positive participating citizens in our community. PBIS improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups. As one walks our campus, there are banners and posters that list the expectations all students must display with their behaviors under the three “be’s”: Safe, Respectful, and Responsibility.
In addition to PBIS, we are learning how to use Mindfulness activities and strategies in the classroom through a yearlong professional development plan. We are anticipating not only for the staff to be involved in this journey, but also parents and community members.