Congratulations, to all of the staff and students at WMS as we were awarded the Silver Award for PBIS in the 2010-2011 school year! Less than 50 schools in Missouri were awarded the silver or gold award!
Positive Behavior Supports at Hazelwood West Middle
PBS, or Positive Behavior Supports, is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior. The basic philosophy of PBS is to teach students how they are expected to behave next reinforce the good behaviors and lastly provide support for students as they learn to correct misdirected behaviors.
Positive Behavior Supports at Hazelwood West Middle focuses on teaching students expectations and procedures, called WILDCAT WAYS, so that they can be SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, and POSITIVE both in and out of school. PBS lessons are taught every Monday and/or Tuesday during Student Success, so that students are continually aware of how to behave appropriately while at school and in other social settings. Students following the expectations and procedures are rewarded with various incentives such as Paws for Applause, Jr. Paws, and Cafe’ Cash. Students who continually struggle with expectations are given more support by participating in the West Middle Mentoring Program, Check-In/Check-Out Program or by participating in small group skill building facilitated by counseling staff.
PBIS FACT SHEET
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
National, State & District-Wide Program
System Approach to Prevent & Respond to School Discipline Problems
PBS Creates Safe Learning Environments Where Teachers Can Teach & Students Can Learn
14 Schools in District Implement PBS
West Middle School Staff Teach PBS Lessons Once a Week That Promote Positive, Appropriate Behaviors for All Students
OUR 4 EXPECTATIONS
SAFE, POSITIVE, RESPONSIBLE & RESPECTFUL
OUR 3 AREAS OF FOCUS
CAFETERIA, RESTROOM & HALLWAY
OUR 2 INCENTIVES
PAWS FOR APPLAUSE & CAFÉ CASH
OUR 1 GOAL