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What is PBS?

Positive Behavior Support (PBSgives people a new way to think about behavior.  


     PBS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's function.  This approach to behavior can occur on a school-wide level, in a specific setting, classroom or with an individual student.  


     PBS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior and establish positive school cultures.  


     PBS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline.  PBS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance.  


     PBS is consistent with the individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which advocates the use of positive behavior interventions and school-based disciplinary strategies that reduce or elimate the need to use suspension and expulsion as disciplinary options.


(Adopted from the Florida PBIS website)

RtI system



Donate to our PBIS incentive program!

If you are interested in donating to our schools PBIS incentive program, please feel free to drop off the following types of items in the front office:

1.  Small novelty items (like stocking stuffers, but not for Christmas)

2.  Candy

3.  Teenage appropriate knick knacks

4.  Food coupons

5.  Low dollar gift cards for use at Wal-mart

6.  Gag gifts (like ice cube with a bug in it, erasing ink, etc. These are for fun and for laughs)

We will start our 3rd 9 week incentive - PBS PONG on Fridays and need these type of small incentives to fill 9 bins, which make up the PONG TABLE.    We are excited to see the students exhibiting appropriate behaviors and encourage them to continue the good job they are doing.  Please help us to continue rewarding them.

If you decide to donate, please leave us your name/address so that we can show you our appreciation.  If you have any questions about our PBS incentive program, please call the school and ask for Coach Norris.

Student's Word CUBE

Suggestions for Parents to support PBS

  • Remember to use 5 positives for every 1 negative
  • Set the stage for your student’s success and reward his/her efforts
  • Give clear and specific directions
  • Maintain your composure and always use a calm voice
  • Set reasonable limits for your child
  • Be consistent (“No” means no and “yes” means yes)
  • Set the example and model desired behaviors (Actions truly do speak louder than words)
  • Proactively anticipate situations
  • Have and demonstrate patience with you child
  • Have fun and enjoy the your role as a parent
(Adopted from Florida’s PBS Project, USF)
JAG BUCK incentive program
JAG BUCK incentive program