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What is PBIS?

  • P- Positive
  • B- Behavior
  • I- Incentives
  • S- Support

PBIS is a program that helps students develop positive behaviors and acceptable behaviors in the classroom, school campus, buses, and other areas related to the school setting.  The main goal of this program is to teach students the expectations and provide positive support and also incentives to encourage positive behaviors.

PBIS Video

Our school expectations are RMS

  • R- Respect:  We expect our Pirates to treat all others with respect.  This includes, but is not limited to, using manners, talking to others politely, using appropriate words and language, and being aware of the message their body language presents.
    • Being an Honest Person…You must be honest with yourself and with others.
    • Valuing Academics and Other Forms of Education…A vital key to self-respect is knowledge.
    • Understanding the Impact of Proper Nutrition/Exercise…In order to be your best, you must feel your best.      
    • Understanding Financial Responsibility…Financial responsibility is a cornerstone to independence.
    • Learning to Listen…Part of learning self-respect involves respecting the beliefs of others.
    • Understanding the Value of Good Manners/Proper Conduct…Knowing and exercising good manners and proper conduct will make you feel good about yourself, and, in return, others will respect you for your good manners and proper conduct.
    • Learning to Accept Personal Responsibility for Your Own Conduct…Part of being a respected person involves taking responsibility for your own actions.
    • Learning When and How to Apologize…Accepting responsibility involves formally apologizing for wrongdoing and striving to make amends.
    • Learning to Understand Which of Your Friends are Good Influences and Which Ones are Bad Influences…We must learn to emulate those who are good influences and ignore those who are bad influences. 
    • Having Important Goals and Plans for Reaching Them…Each goal you set and attain, you will gain strength to challenge yourself a little more; the more goals you attain, the more your self-respect will grow.
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  • M- Maturity:  We expect our Pirates to act maturely.  This includes being responsible for their assignments, supplies, and other necessary materials.  This also includes the students acting age appropriately. 
    •  A mature person is able to keep long-term commitments like participating for a full year in extra-curricular activities.  
    • A mature person is unshaken by flattery or criticism.  
    • A mature person possesses a spirit of humility.
    • A mature person’s decisions are based on character not feelings.
    • They have principles that guide their decisions.
    • A mature person expresses gratitude consistently. 
    • Mature people see the big picture and realize how good they have it, compared to most of the world’s population.
    • A mature person is one whose agenda revolves around others, not self. 
    • A mature person seeks wisdom before acting. 
    • Finally, a mature person is teachable. They don’t presume they have all the answers. The wiser they get the more they realize they need more wisdom. They’re not ashamed of seeking counsel from adults (teachers, parents, coaches) or from other sources. Only the wise seek wisdom.
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  • S- Self-Discipline:  Self-discipline is a learned skill that helps people reach their goals even when it seems difficult or challenging.  
    • Become Aware Your Weaknesses – Whether cookies are the downfall to your diet, or you can’t resist checking your social media accounts every two minutes, acknowledge your pitfalls. Too often people either try to pretend their weaknesses don’t exist or they try to minimize the negative impact their bad habits have on their lives.
    • ‚ÄčEstablish a Clear Plan – No one wakes up one day suddenly blessed with self-discipline. Instead, you need a strategy. Whether you want to increase good habits – like exercising more often, or you want to eliminate bad habits – like watching too much TV, you’ll need to develop a plan to outline the action steps that will help you reach your goals.
    • Remove the Temptations When Necessary – Although we’d all like to believe we have enough willpower to resist even the most alluring enticement, it only takes one moment of weakness to convince ourselves to cave to temptation. Making it difficult to access those temptations can be pivotal to increasing self-discipline. If your weakness is Facebook, turn off the internet while you’re working.
    • Practice Tolerating Emotional Discomfort – It’s normal to want to avoid pain and discomfort, but trying to eliminate all discomfort will only reinforce to yourself that you can't handle distress. We can usually stand a lot more discomfort than we think we can. Practice allowing yourself to experience uncomfortable emotions like boredom, frustration, sadness, or loneliness and increase your tolerance to the negative emotions that you may experience as you increase your self-discipline.
    • Visualize the Long-Term Rewards – You’ll be less likely to cave to temptation when you focus on the long-term gain. Giving in to today’s temptations may make you feel happy now, but long-term happiness and contentment requires you to forgo immediate gratification. Visualize yourself meeting your goals and reaping the rewards that you’ll gain by practicing self-discipline on a daily basis.
    • Recover From Mistakes Effectively – Self-discipline comes easier on some days than others. If you’re feeling stressed about an upcoming presentation, you may convince yourself to skip your workout. Or if you’re ecstatic about your most recent business deal, you may let your good habits slide for a bit. Making mistakes is part of the process to becoming better. The way you recover from those mistakes is what’s most important. The key is to acknowledge your mistakes and move on from them with even more resolve to do better next time.
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