Missouri PBS School of Excellence:

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Positive Behavioral Support is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. PBS is a team based process for systematic problem solving, planning and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and students can learn.

The focus of this approach is acknowledging and rewarding students for consistent positive behavior. The Pirate Patch serves as positive behavior recognition to encourage students to consistently demonstrate PBS’s core values. When a classroom earns 500 Pirate Patches the class earns a chance to “Spin the Wheel” at Morning Gathering on Mondays to determine their reward for their positive behavior.

PBS has three core values:

Be Respectful: This includes following directions, using appropriate language and kind words.

Be Responsible: This includes actively participating, coming to school prepared and setting a good example.

Be Safe: This includes keeping hands and feet to yourself, walking on the right side of the hallway, entering and exiting the building in an orderly fashion and reporting any incidents.

Students are expected to honor these core values in various school related settings including the classroom, encore classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, buses and school grounds.

As part of the PBS process, teachers and other staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease student classroom disruptions. To keep students following the rules in a positive manner, we constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations while striving to provide students with more praise than correction.

To be successful, our behavior program needs to be a partnership between home and school. Please support PBS at home by doing the following:

  • Review behavior expectations (Safe, Respectful, and Responsible) with your child.

  • Using the three expectations at home.

  • Providing positive reinforcements at home.

  • Sharing comments with or asking questions about PBS.

Together we can achieve more!