This year we will be taking on another big shift! We will be implementing this year is our school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model. PBIS is a framework or approach made up of common instructional practices to establish an environment for academic and social success for all. A system of acknowledgements will help motivate our students to try their best and to encourage others as well. One key characteristic of PBIS is a set of shared expectations. Our team created this motto for our kids: “I will be responsible and persevere. I will be kind and respectful. I will be safe. I will shine!” During the first few days of school, students will visit the various areas of our school and will discuss what being responsible, kind, and safe looks like in the cafeteria, hallway, classroom, etc. Our PBIS model will continue to grow this year, so be on the lookout for more information coming soon!