Positive Behavior Intervention System

PBIS Coordinator - Mike Moritz

Successful implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) relies on the participation of every staff member. That means we need participation by teachers, lunch room workers, secretaries, custodians, administrators, students, etc., as well as the parents and families of the students. 

About PBIS

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture that is needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, & recreation) for all youth by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and by making desired behavior more functional.

PBIS is a positive, proactive approach to dealing with behavior. Students are given a clear set of expectations based upon behavioral goals chosen by the staff and administration. The behavioral expectations are taught just like an academic subject.  The expectations are modeled for the students and then practiced by the students, which is how musicians and athletes are taught their skills.  Students receive positive feedback for positive behaviors.  Data is kept and analyzed to make decisions on which student behaviors are improving and which behaviors require reteaching.  Just as we teach students to read, write & compute, we also need to teach students how to behave.  There is always a function to someone’s behavior, even if the person cannot tell you what that function is. Discipline alone is not enough.  Appropriate replacement behavior must be taught to prevent re-occurrence of misbehavior.

Mission Statement

The mission of JHHS is to educate students in educate students in cooperation with the family and community to have the knowledge, skills and knowledge, skills and  attitudes necessary to achieve their potential as socially responsible, life-long learners in a diverse and changing society.

Vision Statement

The strength of our faculty ensures that content is taught to all students with rigor and relevance; our students’ determination to succeed allows them to rise to the challenges set forth by their teachers; the success of our student generates sense of pride they take out into the community beyond where they are productive members of society.

Action Plan

• Team Implementation Checklist (TIC) – Complete

• Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) – On-going

• District Walk-through – Scheduled

• Monthly PBIS meeting – 3rd Thursday of Month

• Monthly Review of Alternative Behavior Educator (ABE) data – during monthly meeting