PBIS Comes to Lansing Middle School!
For the upcoming 2018-19 school year, Lansing Middle School will be launching the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative.
What is PBIS?
PBIS is a framework that helps with the teaching and reinforcement of positive social expectations and behavior across all school settings. With PBIS, LMS aims to teach students the importance of how to respect themselves, others, and the environment. Using the PBIS evidence-based framework provides the level of support needed to accomplish this goal. Implementing PBIS at LMS will help foster a caring and respectful school climate, conducive to learning, while also stressing the importance of behavior and social interactions
LMS is PAW-Some
To bring PBIS to LMS, a representative group of teachers from LMS attended training this past June. The teachers then worked hard all summer to create a PBIS system specifically designed for LMS. The PBIS system for LMS involves behavior expectations for all common areas of the school, such as the cafeteria and bathrooms, as well as for each classroom.
Students will be introduced to the new initiative on the first day of school. They will then be led through a variety of lessons to teach them the behavior expectations for all of the common areas and each classroom they will be in throughout the year. The motto of the initiative that will be used throughout the school year is “LMS is PAW-Some.”
Throughout the school year, reinforcements for meeting the positive behavior expectations will be given on a continuous basis by all of the faculty and staff in LMS. As the year progresses, celebrations and continuing education will occur to keep the momentum of PBIS going.
Stay tuned for more information on the school website and on the website and in the LMS newsletters.