Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Last Updated: 12/4/2020 7:45 PM

PBIS Schools In Troup County School System

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School  (Operational)
Callaway Middle School  (Operational)
Callaway Elementary School  (Emerging)
Callaway High School (Emerging)
Ethel W. Kight Elementary School    (Operational
Franklin Forrest Elementary School  (Operational)
Gardner Newman Middle School (Emerging)
Hogansville Elementary School (Operational)

Long Cane  Middle School (Emerging)
The HOPE Academy (Installing)
Troup County Comprehensive High School (Installing)

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Jacqueline Jones, EdD
PBIS District Coordinator

George Gilbert, EdS

PBIS Specialist


Success For All Students!

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 22,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, 2009).
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework that helps schools design effective environments and supports that, when implemented with fidelity, increase teaching and learning opportunities for all students. The American Heritage Dictionary defines discipline as “training that is expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviors, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.” This is the focus of PBIS. Like reading and math, behavior can be taught and since 2008, Georgia’s PBIS team at the GaDOE has worked with over 40 Georgia district’s involving over 400 schools to prevent or reduce problem behaviors while creating more positive learning environments for all students. Georgia’s PBIS schools report reduced discipline rates and increased learning opportunities in their classrooms. This work involves helping districts build the necessary framework to promote positive outcomes for all students over time.


    What's Going on in our PBIS Schools

Ethel W. Kight Elementary

One of EKES students enjoy ice cream for being Bus Student of the Month in November. The ice cream is donated by one of EKES Partner in Education, Dairy Queen.  Some 5th grade students participate in United Against Bullying Day while also following the Big 3 expectations in the hallway by lining up quietly and maintaining social distancing. Some of EKES virtual students were able to show respect and celebrate our veterans by participating in a watch party of the Veteran's Parade while the 2nd grade team enjoy participating and celebrating costume day by embracing the virtual resources now available for all students. Students also get the chance to enjoy the PBIS Fall Festival Event by earning over 25 PBIS Rewards points for meeting the BIG 3 expectations, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe.    your team a sense of direction. Planning focus the attention on objectives. Planning establishes a basis for teamwork. Planning helps anticipate problems and cope with the change. Planning provides guidelines for decision making. If you are failing to plan, you can probably plan to fail.

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Facing Hate and Bias at School

Here is a link to sign the pledge to stop Hate and Bias at school. 



PBIS Schools at Work

Schools PBIS Teams starting the year meeting to address face-to-face and virtual learning. The team members emphasize the importance of collaboration, consistent monitoring and being proactive in order to maintain a positive school environment.

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Callaway Middle School  (PBIS Celebration)

Students and Teachers celebrating during their 1st nine weeks PBIS event. Students that met the expectation of CMS got the chance to participate in free time with their friends, soak up some sunshine, participate in some water events and a cool cup of Kona Ice.

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School

BWES during their monthly meeting, drilling down and looking at data to keep things running smooth with their face-to-face and virtual students.

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Helpful Resources

Supporting and Responding to Behavior
School Climate and CCRPI
Strategies for Reaching Students
Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community
PBIS Around the Country
Georgia Appleseed
Creating Trauma Sensitive 
Social Skills for Middle School Students
Challenging Our Thinking On Challenging Behaviors
Prevention - Preventive and Reactive Strategies

PBIS and Attendance




Thought of the Day

“Where there is no vision, there is no HOPE.”

– George Washington Carver


Upcoming Events and Other Information

Coaches Corner

PBIS Coaches

  1. Dalecia Williams - BWES
  2. Mary Pelt - CES
  3. Andrea Hopson - EKES
  4. Kim Crawford - FFES
  5. Kim Buchanan - HES
  6. Erin Dorman - CMS
  7. Christina Butler - GNMS
  8. Clinton Demooney - LCMS
  9. LaKeshia Ector - CHS
  10. Mason Bracket - THS
  11. Tiffany Pitts - THA

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Coaches' Clipboard


Strategies for Reaching All Sudents

Dates to remember:

SAS Closes - September 30, 2020

Tiered Fidelity Inventory Opens - October 1, 2020

Lesson Plans
Accepting NO
Teach Conflict Resolution Skills
Ignoring Peer Distractions
Restorative Practices

Intervention Central

Tough Kid Series

What's Going On: Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m_kAnypqkw&feature=youtu.be - EKES

PBIS Calendar:

Nov. 16th. Coaches Meeting- TBA 3:30 

Dec. 2,3, 2020 GaPBIS Conference https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/gapbs/