What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students on a school site to achieve social, emotional and academic success. PBIS is a framework implemented by explicitly teaching expected behaviors, acknowledging appropriate behaviors and re-teaching when behavioral errors are made. There are 3 tiers or levels of intervention and support. Currently EHMS is fully operating at Tier 1 and building/training for Tier 2.



We have four school wide expectations – Be Responsible, Have Integrity, Be Considerate, Be Hardworking, also known as RICH. Students are explicitly taught what it means to be RICH at EHMS during our Kickoff activities in the beginning of the school year, within the context of classroom expectations, and throughout the year through advocacy lessons. We use our RICH tickets as a Tier 1 support; students are recognized for their demonstration of RICH.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
 at Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School

PBIS is designed to help create an environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behaviors and, more importantly, to teach and encourage prosocial skills and behaviors to students. The staff at Edward Harris, Jr. understands the need for a safe and positive learning environment. At Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School, student expectations for behavior are categorized under our four school expectations: Be Responsible, Have Integrity, Be Considerate and Be Hardworking. Our students are given explicit instructions and lessons on how to follow school expectations in order to help them practice the skills necessary to be successful students and citizens at Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School.

When students violate community norms, we attempt to implement restorative practices to help restore them to the community. The attached Student Behavior Management Process and Discipline Referral Levels chart help provide a picture of our discipline progression and levels of intervention.

EHMS PBIS Student Behavior Management Process
Behavior Management Process

EHMS PBIS Discipline/Referral Levels
Discipline/Referral Levels

PBIS 2018-2019 Annual Report
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