At East Prep, our philosophy and approach to education is to provide an academic experience that exceeds all other school offerings. East currently utilizes curriculum that is rich in current common core standards and expectations for all students. Our teachers have been extensively trained in their curriculum areas, as well as in common core.East staff not only partake in District professional development, but also school level trainings as they pertain to our program.
What is School-wide Positive Behavior Support?
PBS is our school-wide discipline plan and the way of work to monitor behavior. The PBS goals are to increase the number of students being successful and to reduce the number of students receiving numerous referrals. Students need to be TAUGHT the correct behavior and this is best done through modeling and repeated practice. Paw prints reward students when they are showing the correct behavior. Achievement scores also increase when students are actively listening and participating in class. Paw prints are used to buy rewards throughout the year, whether it be a special show or popcorn or in the school store.
• Is a collaborative assessment-based process to developing effective interventions for problem behavior
• Aims to build effective environment in which positive behavior is more effective than problem behavior.
• Emphasizes the use of preventative, teaching, and reinforcement based strategies to achieve meaningful and durable behavior and lifestyle outcomes.
What does PBS look like in our school?
• Uses schoolwide expectations and rules in specific settings to teach students appropriate behavior.
• Reward system (Paw Prints) to encourage and model appropriate behavior, and effective consequences to discourage inappropriate behavior.
• Wildcat assemblies to reward appropriate behavior and learning gains.
• Big events to reward students with no referrals and events that students have saved their paw prints to attend.
• Use data from referrals and minor infractions to target problem behavior.
Levels of PBS are:
• School-Wide: Procedures and processes intended for all students, staff, in specific settings across campus.
• Classroom: Processes and procedures that reflect school-wide expectations for student behavior coupled with pre-planned strategies applied within classrooms.
Here are some ideas of things you can do at home with your child:
• Talk to your child about their day.
• Keep communication between you and the teacher active throughout the school year.
• Focus on, and encourage, the positive choices your child is making.