Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Laurel Woods' students strive for excellence in academics, social interactions, and with behavior.  To assist our students in their efforts to excel, we have a school-wide behavior plan that is guided by PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  Our PBIS plan is designed to:

  • Teach students what is expected of them in school
  • Positively reinforce them as they learn and demonstrate these expectations
  • Promote a safe and nurturing environment for students and their families, staff and visitors in all areas of our school.

We have three school rules that are taught, reinforced and expected throughout each day.  These rules can be observed when a student demonstrates specific behaviors at school, at home or in the community.  Here are some examples...

Be Respectful
  • School Use positive language
  • Home Do what you are told, the first time
  • Community Be kind to your neighbors
Be Responsible
  • School Do your homework or Clean your area in the cafe
  • Home Help keep your room and the rest of your home clean
  • Community Keep the neighborhood clean and don't litter
Be Safe
  • School Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • Home Use items in the kitchen with your parents' supervision and/or permission
  • Community Keep personal information, like your address or phone number, private or Don't "chat" on the computer

As students demonstrate expected behaviors, they earn "clicks" on their click cards.  These cards should stay at school, to be used daily.  On Fridays, clicks are counted and traded in for prizes and special drawings.  

In addition to the click card and rewards, students' behavior is monitored through grade level systems, using stoplight colors and blue.

Each month, Laurel Woods has Community Construction Days to build school spirit and community within the grade level.  On these days, teachers teach/reteach rules and expectations and address specific behavior needs within the grade level.  For each Community Construction Day, students and staff will be invited to dress in school spirit wear.

If you have questions about our school-wide behavior plan or any efforts to help students on the "Road to Excellence," please do not hesitate to contact us at 410-880-5960.

 

This is our PBIS newsletter for 2014-2015 PDF iconpbis info sheet .pdf