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.” In the cafeteria we have "STAR Jars" with each jar representing a different prize. When a child's name is drawn at our monthly STAR assembly, he or she wins that prize. Some prizes are individual prizes, such as getting to be Principal for an hour or sitting in the principal's chair for the day. Some prizes are class prizes, such as getting an extra half hour of PE time or getting a free book at the book fair! Some prizes are grade level prizes, such as a movie for the whole grade level. And finally, some prizes are whole-school prizes, such as School-wide BINGO! When a child's name gets drawn for a class, grade, or whole school prize, he or she is definitely a hero!
These prizes help reinforce our expectations and keep school fun for kids AND grownups!