The goal of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is to increase academic achievement and foster the social development of all students. It is a school wide framework for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. Rather than focusing on the response or punishment when misbehavior occurs, this approach introduces and models behavior expectations, and then recognizes students when the positive social behaviors occur. The purpose of PBIS is to establish a school climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
As part of this initiative much work has been done to build Eagle Pride, School Wide. Expectations for behavior are clearly posted throughout the building, school grounds, buses, and at all school related activities. A common language has been developed for everyone including: students, administration, teachers, support staff, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and guests. A system has been established to recognize students for their positive behavior, academics, and attendance on a weekly, quarterly, and semester basis. The following four behavior expectations have been established for all areas of Northland Community Schools:
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Independent School District 118 asks for parental support in this endeavor. Talk with your children about these important school wide expectations. Please, contact staff or administration with any questions or comments you may have. Thank you for helping us build Eagle Pride, School Wide.
Contact: Terri Shepard