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What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support
is a system that is developed by a school for improving student behavior. 
It is used:
  • With all students
  • Across all environments in school (classroom, lunchroom, restroom, all school grounds)
  • To help schools to create effective learning environments

Why does a school choose to use PBIS?

Schools that implement school-wide positive behavior interventions and support are schools that are interested in:
  • Identifying and teaching expected student behaviors.
  • Finding ways to reinforce and reward those behaviors. 
  • Enforcing consistent meaningful consequences when violations occur.
PBIS is a planned way to meet the behavioral needs of students in a school. Parents are important in the success of PBIS, and many choose to use a similar system at home. 

Identify and Teach Expected Behavior

  • Identify expectations across all environments, particularly those areas where data supports there are improvements needed. 
  • Provide examples of what behaviors are expected, including for the cafeteria, bus, and social areas such as the gym or playground/ball field.
  • Post the expectations throughout the building.

WWHS School-Wide Expectations

In accordance with PBIS universal guidelines, the PBIS expectations at West Wilkes High School are designed to:
  • Provide a clear understanding of expected student behavior
  • Be few in number
  • Be positively stated
  • Use familiar language
  • Include example behaviors designed for instruction
Our school expectations are detailed in the ROCK Matrix. ROCK stands for Respectful, On Time, Care for Others, and Keep Engaged.