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 High School doing to support PBIS?

  • Oak Creek Coat of Arms-Staff and Student Expectations
  • Oak Creek High School Behavioral Expectation Posters introduced into classrooms, hallways, and the school cafeteria
  • Knight Advisory Lessons
  • Student Assemblies-Legacy Building
  • OCHS Staff Handbook (The Knight Way) to ensure the best practices and consistency
  • Freshmen Blue Carpet Welcome
  • Freshmen Mentoring Program
  • Renaissance Program
  • OCHS is a 2012-2013 School of Merit Recipient

School-Wide Behavioral Expectations

This guide provides specific goals, behavioral expectations, teacher and staff responsibilities, strategies for acknowledgement, procedures for handling log entry regarding student discipline of behavioral expectations, and specific routines to be followed.

School Goal:

Students at OCHS will meet the Knightly Way challenge by being respectful, responsible, and engaged.

OCHS Behavioral Expectations:

  • "The Knightly Way"
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • EngagedAcknowledgement System
  • Students are acknowledged for exhibiting behaviors tied into the Knightly Way by giving them specific positive feedback along with a Renaissance Honor Card.
  • When a student receives a Renaissance Honor Card, they should place it in a Renaissance box that is located in every classroom.
  • Renaissance Honor Cards will also be given out to every student that has Perfect Attendance for the Month.

Weekly & Monthly Drawings

Students can visit teh swag store. 

What can parents do to support PBIS in the schools?

Family engagement is essential to fully develop Wisconsin’s vision for system-wide change utilizing Response to Intervention (RTI). In identifying ways that families and schools can work together in an RtI system it is important to recognize the need to work with families to support student learning. Research shows that when families and schools work together students do better academically and behaviorally.

Learn More

For more information about PBIS, visit the Wisconsin PBIS Network website.

PBIS Website