Addressing Student Behavior
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and is a system for addressing student behavior. PBIS helps prepare students to be college/career ready in the 21st century through a three-tiered model which provides varying ranges of support based on student need so that all students can be successful academically, socially, and emotionally. It is an educational philosophy that focuses on setting clear expectations for students, while fostering relationships built on respect and rapport. PBIS is a data driven program that helps identify problematic behavior from the school, team, and student levels and assists in systematically addressing these behaviors. Also, it is a celebration of the positive behaviors that students demonstrate each and every day!
Jefferson Junior High has adopted 3 expectations for student behavior: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Give Best Effort. These three expectations guide the expectations for student behavior in all environments at Jefferson Junior High. Through regular education of these expectations and positive reinforce given to students and staff, student behavior has improved significantly.