Cleveland Elementary Implements Positive Behavior Program
Cleveland Elementary School has implemented the Positive Behavioral
Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program starting this school year.
PBIS is a system that teaches the students the expectations at school
and reinforces the behavior with positive encouragement when it is done
correctly. When a student is “caught doing what is expected” they may
receive a Positive Attitudes Will Succeed (PAWS) slip. They put their
name on the PAWS slip and they put it into the classroom bucket. Each
week, the PAWS are counted and collected. At weekly assemblies, the
total for the school is announced and two students from each class are
selected to choose from the prize cart.
The first school goal was set at 14,000 PAWS which was reached in January. On January 13, the school was rewarded with an afternoon of games based on the popular game show ‘Minute to Win It’. The students traveled from station to station participating in games like Defy Gravity, Face the Cookie, Back Flip, Unscramble the Puzzle, Snowball Throw, Card Cliffhanger, Pick-it up and Temper Tantrum.
PBIS will be implemented in all Sheboygan Area School District schools by the 2014-15 school year, as part of the district’s Long Range Plan.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 1, 2012