Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Last Updated: 5/26/2021 1:48 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.


End of the Year with PBIS 

Thank you for the dedication and support of all the PBIS School’s Administrators, Coaches and Teams that continue to create a school environment that is positive, structured and welcoming for all students, staff and parents. PBIS gives every student an opportunity to be successful. Every student can’t get an incentive for all A’s. Every student doesn’t get an incentive for being athletic but every student can get an incentive for changing their behavior and meeting positive expectations. Out of all the incentives schools create for their students, the most powerful is relationships. "Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care". Looking forward to 2021-2022.  


    What's Going on in our PBIS Schools

Ethel W. Kight Elementary

EKES shared some pictures from their recent PBIS Celebration.  They had free time in the computer lab, TikTok in the Music room, and a dance in the gym.

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Troup High School

Some of Troup High School ambassadors showed appreciation for their bus drivers and monitors with hot chocolate and biscuits.  Yum Yum!  

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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

Callaway Elementary School Callaway Elementary PBIS Coach Bryan Wallace reminds 5th graders how important it is to be respectful even during disagreements with others. There may be a time you are not going to agree with everything someone says. but there's always a time to be respectful. 

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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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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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Callaway Middle School  

CMS PBIS team awards the Bright Ideas Squad Award bimonthly to celebrate staff members who support PBIS (but are not on the team).

The PBIS Team at Callaway Middle School awarded these staff members with the Bright Ideas Award because of their willingness to step up and help in any way possible! Congratulations to Valerie Alston, CMS Media Assistant, Emmanuel Reddish, Curriculum and Instructional Specialist and Title I Coordinator; and Chris Good, 8th grade Physical Science Teacher for implementing bright ideas to support students at Callaway Middle School every day!

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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 Hamilton - BWES
  2. Bryan Wallace - 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:

Tentative Coaches Meeting: August 16, 2021

  • June 21-22, 2021 - PBIS Rewards Conference (virtual
  • Virtual PBIS Leadership Forum - Oct. 26-28, 2021 (virtual)
  • International APBS - San Diego, California - April 13-16, 2022