Similar to last year, all schools in the Northland Pines School District will be PBIS schools this upcoming 2014-2015 school year. PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support), is an ongoing process that helps students to develop self-discipline based on common sense, responsibility, and respect for oneself and others. PBIS is a district and state initiative that teaches and promotes appropriate/expected behaviors for all students. PBIS schools across Wisconsin have created a more positive environment for students and staff by establishing clear expectations for their students and taking active steps in teaching, modeling, and reinforcing appropriate behaviors school-wide.
Learning and practicing appropriate social behaviors are important steps in a student’s educational experience. These expectations will be introduced and practiced beginning with the first day of school and continue throughout the year. Students will be acknowledged and rewarded for exhibiting the expected behaviors. In order to achieve our district objectives and goals, it is necessary for students and staff to conduct themselves in a safe, orderly manner to create an effective learning environment.
“Pines Pride” is our district mantra. Each school has their own matrix, specific to the needs of their building; however, all schools refer to similar locations. We are proud of our school, and we will demonstrate that pride in everything we do wth respect, responsibility, and safety. With PBIS in its place, it should help to promote a positive school culture and a way to increase and reinforce positive behaviors.