Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Presented by: Veronica Denis
Patuxent Valley Middle School
July 10, 2007
Getting Your Students to
Our School’s Journey to P.B.I.S….
Facility opened - 1989
Total Enrollment: 728
African American 39.1%
Native American 0.7%
Students Receiving Special
Ltd. English Proficient 3.4%
Free/Reduced Lunch 16.3%
Special Education 9.2%
PTA members: 300
1. Establish Commitment
2. Establish and Maintain Team
4. Establish and Teach School-Wide Expectations
5. Establish On-Going System of Rewards
6. Establish System for Responding to behavioral
Violations (Administrative Team)
7. Establish School-wide Information System (SWIS)
8. Build Capacity for Function-Based Support
9. Build District Level Support (Howard County)
PBIS needs. . .
☑ Enthusiastic support from administrative team
☑ Technology to support the SWIS system
☑ Alignment with the school’s strategic and school
☑ 80% staff buy-in
Gather staff feedback and input
Present data and showcase success
Obtain 80% Staff Consensus
Your staff will:
provide input in determining what our school’s problems are and what
our goals should be
make decisions about rules, expectations, and procedures in the
commons areas of the school as a school community
Follow through with all school-wide decisions, regardless of my
feelings for any particular decision
Commit to positive behavior support systems for a full year - allowing
performance toward our goal to determine future plans
PBIS Feedback Form
PBIS is a school-wide initiative. Your feedback is very important to us.
1. I would like to:
Offer a suggestion
Volunteer my services or
Lodge a complaint think?
Ask a question
Acknowledge a success
Ask for help
2. Briefly describe feedback:
3. If lodging a complaint, please
offer a suggestion:
PBIS team members
•Alternate Learning Placement Educator
•Experienced staff who deals with at-risk students
•6th, 7th, 8th grade and Related Arts representatives
•Parent member from PTA
•Student Member from SGA, NJHS, etc.
PBIS team members will:
Attend monthly team meetings
Offer collaborative assistance in student/staff in-services
Introduce/model PBIS to students and families
Contribute to decisions regarding PBIS team
Offer regular feedback on PBIS process
Establish and maintain reward systems
Establish School-wide Expectations
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What PBIS looks like at PVMS…
Class Hall Bus Restroom
Bring all materials Carry hall Arrive on Keep hall
each day. pass time pass visible.
Give your best Watch for
Be Prepared effort. your stop.
Take pride in your
Raise your hand Walk, don’t Keep hands Flush.
before speaking. run. & feet inside Wash your
Follow directions Use an the bus. hands.
the first time given. appropriate Talk quietly. Use trash
Act Responsibly Accept noise level. Follow cans.
consequences Walk directions Conserve
without directly to the first water and
complaining or your time given. paper.
arguing. designated Keep walls
Return materials to area. clean.
the proper place.
Move quietly Get on/off Dispose of
Listen politely to and the bus in a trash in
teachers and peers. promptly. single file proper
Use appropriate Stay to the line. receptacle.
Respect Others language. right of the Stay seated Respect
Ask permission to hall. and face others’
use classroom forward privacy.
materials. while on the
Keep hands and In case of an In case of a Report any
Keep Safe feet to self.
procedures. the nearest procedures.
Use furniture and exit. Stay in seat.
Teaching Expected Behaviors
Bucks are used for
Positive interaction between staff and student
Quarterly iPOD drawings
Quarterly iPOD drawings
HW passes donated items
Sitting with friends at baseball tickets
lunch ice cream coupons
Principal for the day school supplies
Amusement park tickets movie rentals
Skating admission Coupons from local
Bowling games businesses
Basketball tournament School supplies Cotton
with teachers candy
Best buy certificate Snow balls
Pizza coupons Bingo “Party” with prizes
Limousine ride Ice cream social
Mall gift certificate “Popcorn Party”
Patuxent Valley Middle School
Student Behavior Management Process
Observe Problem Behavior
Problem Solve With Students
NO Is Behavior YES
Teacher Warning Managed? Write Referral to Office
Classroom Consequence Teacher Managed vs. Office Managed Administrator
Language Weapons Determines
Lateness Figh ting Consequences
Complete Minor Preparedness Aggressiv e Physical
Calling Out Contact
Incident Report Put Downs Aggressiv e Language
(MIR) if neccessary Refusal to Work Threats
Minor Dishon esty Harassment to student
Tone Attitu de or staff follows through with
Dress Code Major Dishone sty Consequences
NO YE S Food or Drink Truancy
Student Electroni c Devices Chroni c Minor
Touching infra ctions
has 3 MIRÕ in
same Quarter? Vandalism
Alcohol provides teacher
Continue Write referral
teacher to office.
management Attach or
until 3 MIRÕs provide d ates
are collected of MIRÕs
SIDE BAR ON : Minor Incident Report Slips (MIRÕ
Issue a MIR slip when student does not respond to pre-correction, re-
direction or verbal warning.
Once written notify parent by requiring parent signature, a phone call,
email or letter.
Tak e concrete action to correct behavior (i.e. assign detention, complete
behavio reflection writing)
Whenever possible, have the corrective actions correspond to the behavior
being c t,
orrected (i.e. talk ing to peer near sea move seat)
School Wide Information Systems
Decide who will enter the
Gather support from
teachers to include specific
information on the ODR
Decide whether or not Minor
Incident Reports will be
entered in SWIS
Use your SWIS data to
determine your PBIS goals
Why? . . . THE RESULTS!!
# of positive interactions
12000 bu cks
8000 bu cks
4000 Sup er
0 bu cks
T otal Num ber
GRAND TOTAL: 21,000 BUCKS
400 SY 04-05
300 352 SY 06-07
Total Number of Office Referrals
40 SY 05-06
30 SY 06-07
Total Num ber of Suspensions
The impact of PBIS
Based on 691 ODR’s from ‘05-’06 and 352 ODR’s from ‘06-’07,
Time Regained Student Administrator
Minutes 5085 6780
Hours 85 113
Days 11 14
Snapshots of PBIS’ best. . .
Teachers, Parents, and
Custodians donated gift cards to
Bus #129 rewarded one student
with $20 and a gift basket
B.A.R.K. bucks were incorporated
into a student’s BIP
Numerous stories from students
and staff about the success of
Staff Reflections. . .
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