• Our actions are guided by our Motto RISE=Respect, Integrity, Service & Excellence

    Students making meaningful contributions to the world:
    RISE Above the Rest Huskies!

    Tuscarora High School implemented the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) when the school opened in 2010. Students and staff are expected to exemplify the motto RISE in daily interactions. Students are recognized for positive behavior when they exhibit RISE at THS through our Husky ticket program. Teachers are recognized by students for exhibiting RISE as well.  

    RISE rules at THS PBIS Overview

    What is School-Wide PBIS?

    Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes.

    More importantly, PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

    What Does School-Wide PBIS Emphasize? In general, SWPBIS emphasizes four integrated elements:

    1. data for decision making
    2. measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data 
    3. practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable
    4. systems that efficiently and effectively support the implementation of these practices.

    What does RISE look like at Tuscarora HS?

    See the poster to the right.

    PBIS 4 Elements These four elements are guided by six important principles:
    1. Develop a continuum of scientifically based behavior and academic interventions and supports
    2. Use data to make decisions and solve problems
    3. Arrange the environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behavior
    4. Teach and encourage pro-social skills and behaviors
    5. Implement evidence-based behavioral practices with fidelity and accountability
    6. Screen universally and monitor student performance & progress continuously.
    What Outcomes are Associated with Implementation of PBIS? 
    Schools that establish systems with the capacity to implement SWPBIS with integrity and durability have teaching and learning environments that are
    • More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive
    • Address classroom management and disciplinary issues
    • Improve supports for students and
    • Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students 
    SWPBIS Critical Features  
    There are seven critical features of PBIS listed, defined, and monitored within the program:
    1. Behavioral Expectations Defined
    2. Behavioral Expectations Taught
    3. On-Going System for Rewarding Behavioral Expectations
    4. System for Responding to Behavioral Violations
    5. Monitoring and Decision-Making
    6. PBIS Team Management
    7. District-Level Support

     SWPBIS Continuum of Prevention