• Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

    Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide behavior based on a Response to Intervention (RtI) model. PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture. Schools implementing PBIS build on existing strengths, complementing and organizing current programming and strategies. The PBIS model has been successfully implemented in thousands of schools in over 40 states, resulting in dramatic reductions in disciplinary interventions and increases in academic achievement. Data-based decision making is a hallmark of PBIS, allowing successes to be easily shared with all relevant stakeholders.

    Four Elements of PBIS

    PBIS applies a team-based, problem-solving process that considers systems, data, practices, and outcomes:

    Systems include the policies, procedures, and decision-making processes that consider school-wide, classroom, and individual student systems. Systems support accurate and durable implementation of practices and use data-based decision-making.

    Data are used to guide decision-making processes and measure outcomes. Data support the selection and evaluation of practices and systems.

    Practices include the strategies and programs that are used to directly enhance student learning outcomes and teacher instructional approaches.

    Outcomes are academic and behavioral targets that are endorsed and emphasized by students, families and educators and are measured using the gathered data.
    Retrieved September 1, 2011 from http://dpi.wi.gov/rti/pbis.html
    AHES PBIS 2011
    Teresa Saulsberry
    Rebecca Heimann
    Deborah Muse
    Mona Addison
    Alexander Hamilton Eagles following our Eagle Code are excited to earn Hamilton Bucks and spend them at the Eagle's Nest on prizes of their choice. Children who make the good decision to demonstrate positive behavior are able to bank Hamilton Bucks, manage them through a bank book, and decide how they will spend them. Their options include shopping at the Eagle's Nest and paying for entry and items at school-wide events. Next year, AHES will have its own bank branch and banking system in which all students in grades Pre-K through 5 will participate. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Joseph Manko and the Liberty Elementary School for allowing us to peep into and learn from their practices!
    AHES eager eagles are:

                                                                                      Always respectful

    Helpful and kind

    Excited about learning

    Safe and responsible!