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James Madison Launches Positive Behavior Program
On Friday, November 4th, James Madison Elementary School students and staff celebrated one quarter of implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports or PBIS Model with ice cream and a movie in the gym.

James Madison Elementary School began implementing the PBIS Model this school year. The goal of PBIS is to increase positive social skills and behaviors, decrease time spent on discipline and maximize academic success for all students.

James Madison students follow three behavior Eagle Expectations: Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful. Students kicked off the school year learning and practicing the expectations in the common areas of the school.  Weekly lessons that focus on making positive choices are taught each Monday. Students demonstrating positive behaviors in the hallways, cafeteria, playground and parking lots, may be acknowledged by receiving Eagle Tickets from teachers and staff.  Eagle tickets are turned in for weekly prize drawings at Monday morning assemblies.  Along with individual acknowledgements, the entire school will continue to celebrate with school wide activities each quarter.

Families are encouraged to partner with James Madison and the SASD by asking your children about our Eagle Expectations and by discussing ways students can continue to increase positive behaviors both at school and at home.

For more information about PBIS please visit the SASD website: http://www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/programs/pbis.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 29, 2011