PBIS(Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports)atBall's Bluff Elementary SchoolOur PBIS goal at BBES is to promote positive behavior by encouraging students to ROAR(Respect, On task, Always Responsible).By ROARing we learn to be great students, hard workers and leaders.Ball's Bluff Elementary has been a PBIS school since the 2007-2008 school year.We were 1 of 5 schools in the county to pilot the program.
PBIS is a framework with the premise that by reducing behavior concerns, academic growth will become more evident. With less problem behaviors the teacher will have to correct less and will be able to instruct more.Ball's Bluff's PBIS framework is based onROAR.Students are expected to demonstrate the 3 criteria: RespectOn taskand Always Responsible.Using consistent language like ROAR, 4 S line and others allows for the entire staff to monitor every child.With these school-wide expectations, students understand quickly how to be an exemplaryBBES tiger.Teachers are always on the lookout for exemplary Tigers and your child just might get"Caught Being Good."These "Tiger Paws" are how students are entered in our school-wide incentive program. Teachers are even recognized for catching their students being good!Positive student behavior is encouraged in the cafeteria through good manners. Classes show their efforts by keeping 5 green cups each day, 4 at their tables and 1 while waiting on the bench to be picked up.
The class in each grade level with the highest green cup count earns the Golden Apple.Positive class behavior in the hallway isrecognized by earning compliments:from other teachers,from administration,from school visitors(even parents!)
Classes with excellent hallway lines can earn their teacher a Jeans Pass!How can you help?How aboutROAR rulesat home?R=Respect -Listen to my parentsUse good wordsBe kind to my brothers and sistersO=On task -Make sure homework and chores are done on timeAR= Always Responsible -Clean up my roomPut my things awayMake sure I am ready to get to school on time