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)
Jacqueline Jones, EdD
PBIS District Coordinator
George Gilbert, EdS
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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