PBIS Model and School Environment
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Once at school, we want each student to feel like they matter and encourage them to be involved with campus life. That means we strive to create a school environment that is inclusive to everyone.
Every student should:
- Always have a feeling of safety
- Be respected and respect others
- Engage in a high level learning
- Be involved in school life
We believe this type of school atmosphere allows for students to thrive and build self confidence: leading to both academic and personal success.
To help meet and measure that criteria, we use the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model to promote and reward good behavior. We realize that many students, especially after the Covid years, are coming to school not as prepared, socially or emotionally, for the middle school learning space.
While there are consequences for poor choices, we try to stop those poor actions before they happen. The PBIS model focuses on teaching and rewarding positive behavior. It is a guide to help us communicate and teach behavior expectations.
The PBIS model is practiced all around campus and inside the classrooms.
Here are some activities that we also do that increase a sense of community and pride among our Mustangs.
What is a Mustang Moment?
A Mustang Moment is an award voucher given when a student is observed or "caught" doing something good. This approach has been very effective in bringing about a fun energy and motivation to do good things.
These Mustang Moments can be collected and traded in for prizes from the Mustang Cart or used to enter a drawing for weekly prizes.
Shout Outs are monthly published messages that are emailed out to students and parents. These messages give special acknowledgements "Shout Outs" to something exceptional these students did during the month.
Students of the Month Assembly (SOMA)
These are monthly assemblies to give out student recognition awards. Each assembly focuses on students from a particular class period: for example October's SOMA might give awards to students from period one classes. There might also be some fun challenge games between the grade levels at this event. Parents will be notified if their student will be getting an award so they can attend too.