Mooresville Intermediate School

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

You may hear about PBIS in many different ways here at MIS!

Throughout the building students, teachers, and staff go out of their way every day to recognize the positive behavior and achievements of all individuals.

Students receive tickets/dojo points for positive behavior throughout each day. In 4th and 5th grade, students often use 25 point coupons to visit Ms. Thoennes for a reward once they achieve benchmark points! 6th grade students compete as House Teams and receive a winning House Party at the end of each quarter!

Classes are rewarded with Bobcat Paws. If the entire class represents positive behavior in the halls, during Enhancements, Lunch, they can earn Paws. When a class receives 10 paws they are able to pick a class celebration (Library Dodgeball is a favorite!)

Students or entire classes may even receive a "Shout-Out" in the afternoon announcements based on their positive actions that day! This is, without question, a celebration every time.

PBIS falls under MTSS (Multi Tiered Systems of Support) and is made up of three tiers: Core Behavior Instruction, Supplemental Support, and Intensive Support.


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