Positive Behavior Interventions & Support

  • What is it?

    • PBIS stands for “Positive Behavior Interventions Support.” PBIS is a school-wide approach to behavior expectations, rewards and consequences for students. It also provides a platform for the school to track  success and areas for improvement.

    What does it look like?

    • Expectations - First, teachers and BG staff spend the first weeks of school teaching and reinforcing with all students how to show On BOARD behavior in different areas of the school. BGIS Bucs “ARRGH” On BOARD has become our school motto. All students know this motto and what it means. These expectations are reinforced every day with schoolwide language. Bus drivers, lunch staff, school leaders, teachers, and office staff will all use this language at BG. Notice all of the On BOARD posters all around the school to help students remember!

    BGIS On BOARD behavior stands for: 

    • Be Safe
    • Own my Actions
    • Act Responsibly
    • Respect Others
    • Demonstrate Integrity


    • Recognition - Teachers recognize greatness in students with On BOARD tickets and Dojo points when they are showing On BOARD behaviors that stands out!
      • A copy of the On BOARD Tickets goes home with the child or a student Dojo notification to keep you informed. This is a great communication tool for you at home. Make sure your child knows why they received the ticket or point. Who doesn’t want to brag about getting recognized for doing the right thing. 
      • The other copy of the ticket is turned in to our office. We keep track of numbers of tickets or points by grade level, but also we put the students in a drawing to spotlight two per grade level each week. These students are called “Polly’s Picks.” They get their picture on the Polly’s Wall of Fame and get publicly recognized in morning announcements each Monday as well as BG social media.
    • Infractions - PBIS also provides a starting point for the conversation with students when they do not meet our behavioral expectations. We understand that no one is perfect, and students make mistakes from time to time. In those cases they need instruction, reminders and reinforcement. Everything related to infractions will be based off of the Hoover City Schools Student Code of Conduct. Parent contact and communication are a major part of dealing with minor (class I) infractions. Multiple class I infractions will lead to an office referral and increased consequences if they continue.

    When does PBIS take place?

    • We roll out the PBIS process to students at BG with grade level assemblies during the first three days of school. Teachers are trained in PBIS implementation. So far, students have had a very positive reaction. We will have school-wide reward celebrations at the end of each nine week session (report card time).

    How does PBIS help?

    • PBIS will allow for all students to be taught with the same expectations. It allows for a schoolwide common language and has become part of our school culture. We focus on positive behavior and recognize students for doing what is expected. Students earn rewards for great choices! Also, it allows for students to receive some extra support if they need help making better choices.

    Remember….BGIS Bucs “ARRGH” On BOARD!

Last Modified on July 31, 2019