You have probably heard the buzz around our school initiative... PBIS and STAR expectations!
What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a model supported by the North Carolina Department of Education and Alamance-Burlington Schools to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning. Hillcrest began implementing this framework during the 2011-2012 school year.
What will PBIS look like at Hillcrest?
As part of the PBIS initiative, we will establish several clear expectations for the behavior we desire in all areas of our school. We will explicitly teach those expectations to the students and reward them frequently with positive rewards for their great behavior. The expectations for all student behavior will be clear throughout our building. You will be able to ask your child, “What are the rules in your school?”, “How do you follow those rules?”, “What happens when a teacher sees you following the rules?”
When a student or class is caught showing S.T.A.R. behavior, they earn a green hornet star. Prizes are regularly awarded to classrooms for earning green stars. Individual students will also earn prizes by following the STAR expectations in their classroom. It is our hope that through PBIS, Hillcrest students will also develop a more positive outlook on school and their learning.
What is S.T.A.R.?
Each letter of S.T.A.R. stands for a different expectation that we have at Hillcrest.
I will do my personal best by:
Showing Self Control.
Taking Responsibility for my Actions.
Actively Listening and Learning.
Respecting Myself and Others.
Expectations will be clearly defined in all the common areas of the school. Students and teachers will be expected to know what S.T.A.R. stands for.
Where can I find out more?
You can check out the files and links on the webpage. Also, you can read more about the PBIS Model here: http://www.pbis.org/.