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 respectful of the people around you.” We have "STAR Jars" for each grade level. When a child's name is drawn at our monthly STAR assembly, he or she may select from an individual prize menu. 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. When a child's name gets drawn, he or she can be a hero by choosing a class prize!
These prizes help reinforce our expectations and keep school fun for kids AND grownups!