Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
We are consistent
In each area of our school (cafeteria, bathrooms, hallways, recess, and classrooms) students are expected to show Panther Pride by being Respectful, Safe, Prepared, and Smart (making good choices).
Expectations are taught and retaught
Throughout the year our staff spends time with the students teaching them what Panther Pride looks like and sounds like in each area of the school. Posters are also displayed throughout the school to remind our students to show Panther Pride at all times. Students are taught what they should do, instead of told what they shouldn’t do.
Our program is data driven
A representative team of staff members implements our PBIS program. This team meets monthly to discuss concerns, analyze the data and to create goals for the school. Often each grade will choose a monthly goal based on an expectation that needs more focus. When students achieve their goal they are celebrated. All staff members in the building have Panther paw tickets to use when they see a student showing Panther Pride (following the school wide expectations). Each week there is a drawing from the paws that have been handed out within that week. The winners can choose a coupon for a special school privilege.
It is recognized by the state
Resurrection-St. Paul School is a PBIS Maryland Recognition School. In 2013 and 2014, we earned the Bronze level award (the highest level for a 1st and 2nd year program). In 2015, we earned the Silver level award (the highest level for a 3rd year program). In 2016 and 2017 we earned the Gold Award! We continue to develop and improve our program so that we can maintain this level!