From the Superintendent's Desk
By Superintendent Leonard P. Lueck
Albrecht Elementary Starts PBIS
Albrecht Elementary School is now a PBIS school! PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. We want to create a positive environment for our students by acknowledging positive behaviors. Throughout the course of the year, we will teach the behaviors we expect in all school settings using “Cool Tools”. We will be recognizing students and classrooms at school assemblies and create new visuals around the school to promote PBIS.
PBIS is a school-wide system of support that includes teaching, defining and supporting appropriate student behavior to create a positive school environment. A continuum of positive behavior support for all students is utilized in all areas of the school (classrooms, hallways, playground, lunchroom, etc.). Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.
The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. PBIS looks consistent throughout the entire school. Posters are displayed around our school to reinforce these expectations and remind the children of what “The Cardinal Way” looks like. All classrooms will use a rainbow clip chart to monitor behaviors throughout the day.
All District schools will be establishing behavioral interventions to go along with their academic systems as part of the five-year Strategic Plan. Each of these systems will be unique to the age of the students in that particular school. We expect this initiative to improve our school environment and help our students feel that their positive behaviors and citizenship are both expected and appreciated.