NORTH BOONE HIGH SCHOOL VIKING PRIDE
(Partnership, Responsibility, Independence, and Dedication to Excellence)

PBIS: What is it?

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide behavior based on the Response to Intervention (RtI) model. PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices, and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture.  Schools implementing PBIS build on existing strengths, completing and organizing current programming and strategies.  The PBIS model has been successfully implemented in thousands of schools in over 40 states, resulting in dramatic reductions of disciplinary interventions and increases in academic achievement.  Data-based decision making is a hallmark of PBIS, allowing successes to be easily shared with all relevant stakeholders.

North Boone High School is now in its third year of implementation of this program.  It is a school wide initiative that is designed to improve the overall academics and behavior of the school environment; therefore improving the success of all students.  The purpose of our program is to promote positive success within the school environment and to acknowledge and reward students who do well academically, behaviorally, and socially.  Over the past two years we have seen a significant decrease in student referrals for misbehavior, and an increase in academic achievement/grades.

Our theme is P.R.I.D.E.  The acronym PRIDE stands for Partnership, Responsibility, Independence, and Dedication to Excellence.  These are our target behaviors for success.  We expect our students and staff to exhibit these in the classroom, hallways, and wherever they are in the building.  An important part of the program is to acknowledge students who demonstrate the targeted behaviors on a daily basis.  The will be eligible for incentives that include prizes or participation in social events.  More information about incentives will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, or would like to assist with the PBIS committee, please feel free to contact Heather Walsh (Assistant Principal).

Links

Illinois PBIS Network
OSEP National PBIS