The staff at Thorson Elementary School believes that optimal student achievement (academic and behavior) can be attained utilizing a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.
Below are some additional resources which will better explain expectations.
The foundation of PBIS at Thorson Elementary School is the three building-wide expectations:
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Be Ready to Learn
In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS has four other components:
- A behavior matrix which explains behavior expectations in each school setting.
- Direct teaching of the expectations.
- PBIS recognition cards.
- Behavior tracking sheets to record and address inappropriate behaviors.
What is PBIS?
Information to parents describing PBIS and how it works in our school
Thorson Behavioral Matrix
This Matrix includes a description of behavioral expectations
Thorson's List of Minor and Major Infractions
A T chart with a list of minor and major behavioral infractions
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Website
Weekly meetings that build community, character, and unity