PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. At Shiloh Hills Elementary School, PBIS lies at the heart of our mission. The central notion behind PBIS is that children are more successful when they know the behavior expectations and when adults use consistent language and vocabulary to teach and reinforce those expectations. Therefore, behavior expectations are deliberately taught and modeled on regular intervals. Whether in classrooms, in the hallways, in the library, on the playground, in the restrooms, or on the bus, students are expected to be Safe, Trustworthy, Accountable, and Respectful at all times.
Feedback is an important part of learning anything new. When a student follows expectations, an observing adult may hand the child a blue star along with verbal feedback such as, “I noticed you used a Level 0 voice in the hallway just now. That is just what we expect.” Blue stars are then gathered in classroom “Star Jars.” Teachers periodically draw names from their star jars, and these children have their names posted in the foyer of the school. When students are appropriate with their school behavior, they can be more successful in the classroom.