What is PBIS? #BEaCHARGER
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Our goal is to create a safe learning environment where students make respectful and responsible choices.
When students make good choices, we celebrate their positive choices and help students recognize how their choices benefit our entire school community. If students make an error in judgement, we strive to help them grow in wisdom and provide support for them to make different choices in the future.
What does PBIS look like at Chiddix?
CJHS Staff-Here are some examples of staff efforts to encourage positive conduct.
- During the first days of school, all Chargers were explicitly taught school-wide behavioral expectations. Some lessons used videos to introduce the procedure or topic. Here are sample videos that were shared with students on dismissal procedures and on the cell phone policy.
- During the first month of school, Mr. Allen, the Principal, & Ms. France, the Associate Principal, met with each team of students to discuss and review expectations in various areas of the building and situations. Small groups of students brainstormed how to be respectful, responsible and safe in the classrooms, the gym, hallways, the cafeteria, restrooms, on buses and on field trips. Students then shared their ideas with each other while Administrators added or clarified expectations. Click here see the great things students wrote during this learning experience.
- “Charger Choice Awards” are our way of catching students being good. When staff notices a student being exceptionally respectful, responsible or safe, a Charger Choice Award is given. What can students do with “Charger Choice Awards?”
- Monthly raffles for prizes during lunch-Students place “Charger Choice Awards” in their grade-level bin during lunch & awesome prizes are raffled off monthly. Click here to see excitement generated by a lunchtime raffle.
- Visit the Charger Store in the main office to shop for items such as school supplies, chapstick, sugar-less gum (always popular!), gently used but sparkly clean spirit wear, etc.
- Out of the Blue-After considering conduct data, Administration selects a goal for students to focus on & “Blue” shows up out of the blue rewards students for making positive choices.
- Semester Celebrations-Students who have consistently been responsible, respectful and safe are celebrated during end of the semester activities. Past celebrations have included activities in the gymnasium, a talent show and field day.
- Focus on Character Development-Monthly staff focuses on a character trait, encouraging students to recognize positive character in others and cultivate it within themselves through explicit lesson sharing. Click here to see a sample lesson.
- High Five Awards-Staff & students have the opportunity to recognize each other with a “High Five Award.” Students who go above and beyond in the area of respect, responsibility & safety may be recognized by staff with a “High Five Award.” A student who earns a “High Five Award” is congratulated by an administrator, given a golden “Charger Choice Award” worth 10 regular “Charger Choice Awards,” a photo of the student is placed on a bulletin board & the family is contacted. Students have the opportunity to recognized staff with a “High Five Award” through the administration link on the website.
- Breakfast of Champions-Each staff member may nominate a student who consistently makes Chiddix a better place to be for all who encounter them, often by extraordinary kindness and thoughtfulness. Families and students are invited to attend a breakfast event held twice yearly.
Families - We believe that Charger families are supportive & invested in helping students become amazing grown ups. Thank you Charger families for your partnership & trust. How can families help?
- Have explicit conversations about positive character traits & how you demonstrate them in your world.
- Ask your child how he/she showed positive character at school regularly.
- Congratulate them on success.
- Sometimes lessons are learned through difficult circumstances. Consider a “mistake” or “error in judgement” an opportunity for growth in wisdom through a life lesson. Talk with your child about ways to repair relationships in our community.
- Consider the information above & ask your student how they can be a positive influence in where, what, where & when.
- Encourage your Charger to say something if they see something!
- Consider making a donation to PBIS
- Are you able to donate items we could use as raffle prizes or in our store? Students enjoy sugarless gum, chapstick, fingernail polish, mechanical pencils, etc. For bigger celebrations, we like to have $5 gift cards on hand to award to students.