What is PBIS at Lee County High School?
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is a general term that refers to the application of positive interventions and system changes to achieve socially important behavior change. It is based on a problem-solving model and aims to prevent inappropriate behavior through teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors.
What are the Responsibilities of the LCHS PBIS Team?
- Meet monthly to discuss PBIS program initiatives
- Monitors the implementation of the PBIS program
- Reviews student discipline data and develops interventions to address specific school needs
- Organizes school-wide reward activities
- Provides classroom support to teachers
LCHS “PRIDE”- preparation, respect, integrity, dependability and excellence
- PRIDE is the teaching/learning component of our PBIS program
- The PRIDE framework addresses appropriate student behavior in different school environments.
- PRIDE rubrics are posted throughout the school to remind students of appropriate behavior in the different locations.
- LCHS PRIDE Review – teach these behaviors from day one and intermittently throughout the year as needed.
- The PBIS team will determine specific school behavioral needs as related to the PRIDE program and formulate an action plan to target those needs.
- Rewards are based on office referrals (school) and attendance.
- Bus referrals that result in ISS or OSS will be counted against eligibility to participate in reward activities.
- The reward cycle lasts for nine weeks (grading cycle)
- If a student receives a referral he/she will be ineligible to participate and or/receive a reward for the remainder of the nine week period.
- Pops for Passers- On each report card day, students can bring their report cards to the cafeteria during lunch to receive a blow pop if they passed all their classes. We highlight the grades as we review them and congratulate the students on their success. Pops for Passers is announced for several days before report card day.
- PBIS Early Release- Once a semester, students who have no ISS/OSS/failing grades/adequate attendance during that semester qualify for early release. We shorten the day and release at 11:52 and meet all classes on that day, but only for 30 minutes each. Students must provide their own transportation to leave and those who are not eligible to leave stay for remediation in the class they failed or struggled for credit repair in an effort to change future behaviors.
- PBIS Students of the Month-- Monthly, teachers nominate a student in their class they believe exhibits Trojan PRIDE (preparation, respect, integrity, dependability and excellence) and give the PBIS coordinator a brief explanation as to why the student deserves to be recognized. The six Students of the Month (two from each grade level) are announced during announcements on the last Thursday of the month. Students are then treated to a lunch with the admin team provided by Pizza Hut, a free slushie from the school store, a certificate, and a $10 subway gift card. Their picture is taken and placed in the Lee County Ledger and posted on social media. PBIS Pizza Reward-Students who randomly do good deeds are picked for Pizza Reward.
- Perfect Attendance- randomly draw student rewards for perfect attendance- no tardies or absences that are unexcused- draw for Homecoming/prom tickets, slushies in the school store, pizza from Little Caesars, football tickets, etc.
- PBIS Teacher of the Month- Teachers/students can nominate a teacher for TOTM. The winner gets a gift card, front parking space, certificate and photo in Lee County Ledger. Their poster is placed in the teacher’s lounge with positive statements made about them by faculty and students.
- PBIS Bus Driver of the Month- chosen by the administrator over buses. The winner gets a soda because they are “Soda bomb” and a certificate. Photo is placed in the Ledger.
- Faculty/Staff Acknowledgement – The “Glow” board is located in the teacher’s lounge. Teachers have the opportunity to write a “glow” about a faculty/staff member and post it for all to see. Once a month all the “glows” are collected and drawings for admin parking spaces, jeans passes, catered lunch from outside, etc. are given to teachers.
- School-wide behavioral lessons- Using the 7 Mindsets program, teachers utilize the IF time each week to focus on the monthly Mindset.
- PBIS team assistance with classroom management or managing specific student behavior.
- Teachers are trained in the Behavior RTI process and will be given a resource bank to address the behavior needs of their students. The RTI process will include, but not limited to, performing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA’s) and developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs).
- Saturday School for behavior intervention before being assigned ISS when possible.
- Aspire works with students who need extra counseling.
- Weekly meeting with the counselors to work on behavior management and coping skills.
- LCHS has instituted a demerit system this year for behavior referrals. Students may have demerits taken away if their behavior continues to improve.
- The use of ELT (Extended Learning Time) this year as a weekly 45 minute study/remediation/teaching session for all students.