PBIS Approach

  • Ethel Boyes Elementary School implements the PBIS strategies and ideas to develop a culture that embodies four core values:

    • Be Safe
    • Be Responsible
    • Be Respectful
    • Be a Learner

    School faculty and staff use a consistent behavior management system to help students redirect their behavior when needed. School faculty and staff spend a significant amount of time teaching students expected behavior in each area of the school.

    The system uses three colors: Green for "On Target" behaviors; Yellow for "Pause and Think;" and Red for "Stop and Change." An additional color, blue, is used for those behaviors that area above and beyond expectations. Using these color as a guide, students know if their behaviors are meeting school-wide expectations.

    To help students maintain appropriate noise levels in the different locations throughout the school, a voice level chart has also been developed. The chart ranges from 1 - 5 and has different indicators for each levels:

    1. No one is talking
    2. Whispering
    3. Table Talk
    4. Instructor Speaking
    5. Outside

    To help students remeber these expectations, posters have been developed and are posted throughout the school.