The goal of PBIS is to help each child develop self-discipline. Together the home and school share the responsibility of fostering good citizens. Parents, teachers, and students must work together to maintain a safe learning environment. The PBIS framework is based upon a philosophy of recognizing the positive contributions of all students.
PBIS means that all school staff are going to take the responsibility to TEACH positive behavior expectations to our students.
PBIS means that students will know exactly what is expected of them. Students who take the responsibility to behave positively and follow the school-wide expectations will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways.
School Wide Expectations
- Be Safe
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
When you visit our school check out all of the School Wide Expectation Posters located in each of the classrooms, hallways, and settings.
Each classroom has a “Positively Hawley” Attendance chart. The object of the challenge is to spell out the words POSITIVELY HAWLEY, earning a green ticket to be placed under each letter when the classroom has 100% of the students present. At completion of spelling POSITIVELY HAWLEY, the classroom is rewarded with a pre-determined prize decided upon by the classroom teacher.
On a monthly basis, students in each classroom who have perfect attendance for that month get their picture taken and posted outside their classroom door for all to see!
Hawley students are POSITIVELY HAWLEY when they are in school EVERYDAY!!!!
Hawley Acknowledges Positive Behavior
¨Students have the opportunity to earn “Positively Hawley” tickets whenever they are demonstrating the school-wide expectations throughout all areas of the building. Individual student tickets are put into a bucket in classrooms and names are drawn weekly to earn prizes.
¨All staff members participate in acknowledging good student behavior.
Rewarding Positive Behaviors at Home
At home you can also support PBIS by talking to your child about what being respectful, being responsible, and being safe looks like at home. Here are some examples:
- Ask instead of demand
- Say “please” and “thank you”
- Use eating utensils correctly
- Look both ways when crossing the street
- Do chores
- Walk up and down stairs; don’t run
- Clean up toys