The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at Sheridan Elementary School continues to be rewarding for students, staff, and families. Sheridan Elementary School is in the third year of implementation of PBIS and students have quickly settled into a routine that includes behaving positively by being respectful, responsible, and safe.
As the PBIS program becomes fully implemented at Sheridan, it continues to change and grow in order to best meet the needs of students. Data is used to guide all decisions and to identify students that are in need of additional support. Building positive relationships between students and staff has proven to be an effective way to reach students and to guide them in displaying appropriate behavior.
Sheridan Elementary School strives to build quality relationships between staff and students by utilizing the following interventions:Check-In/Check-Out (CICO)
- Students check in and check out with a staff member each day. The staff member serves as a positive motivator and encourages the student to meet the school-wide expectations. The positive interaction between staff and student helps build meaningful relationships and reinforces the notion of responsibility. Social/Academic Instructional Groups (SAIG)
– Students meet with a staff member twice a week to work on improving specific behaviors. The staff member encourages the students to display positive behaviors and focuses on areas of strength. Rapport is built and students learn to solve problems with input from the staff member and their peers. Mentoring
– Students meet with their mentor on a weekly basis for the entire school year. The mentor and student work together to set goals and plan ways to meet the goals. The mentor is another positive adult that the student can rely on for support and guidance.
The next step in the PBIS program implementation is to increase parent involvement. This will help to strengthen communication and relationships between home and school.
For more information on PBIS in the Sheboygan Area School District, visit www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/pbis