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The staff at Sardis Elementary School is dedicated to providing a caring learning environment for all students. A huge part of this is to maintain a safe and orderly environment. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. This is the current model used by many schools in Union County as well as across the nation. This is a research-based initiative that focuses on the premise that all students can learn to behave appropriately. PBIS programs place structures within schools that encourage students to make good decisions.
PBIS was implemented at Sardis several years ago. Most students who have been at the school before this year are familiar with cards that teachers use to mark behaviors “above and below the line” as well as the tickets that staff members distribute for good behavior. Standards and expectations for behavior are clearly posted throughout the school, and students are given opportunities to earn rewards for positive behavior. This year a few changes have been made in the system to simplify the wording and help communicate that Sardis “CARE”S!
Based on an acronym playing on the word CARE, the rules and guidelines for behavior are communicated throughout the school. Teachers have spent time going over these norms with students. Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Zorn have also communicated these expectations on the morning broadcast. Students and classes are already getting positive feedback and earning recognition.
Written by: Blair Austin
Posted: Sep 07, 2014 by Blair Austin