What does PBIS stand for?

"PBIS" is short for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports.

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide behavior based on a Response to Intervention (RtI) model. PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices, and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture. Schools implementing PBIS build on existing strengths, complementing, and organizing current programming and strategies.

What is Oak Creek East Middle School doing to support PBIS?

  • Oak Creek East Middle School behavioral expectation posters introduced into classrooms, hallways, and the school cafeteria
  • STAR lessons
  • OCEMS staff handbook to ensure the best practices and consistency
  • PBIS Kick-off in 6th-8th grade
  • PBIS student team
  • OCEMS PBIS parent nights

OCEMS Behavioral Expectations:

  • Respectful & Safe
  • Responsible
  • Engaged
  • Students are acknowledged for exhibiting behaviors listed above by giving them specific positive feedback along with Cougar cash.
  • When a student receives a Cougar Cash slip, they should place it in the Cougar bank that is located in the main office.
  • Cougar cash slips are also given out at house acknowledgments, which are weekly or monthly.