Hello students, parents, families, and friends,
Welcome to Einstein Eagle’s PBIS home page.
Every adult at Ardmore shares the common goal of making sure all of our students understand the 4 Einstein Eagle Expectations for Excellence. In a positive manner, students are taught how to be respectful, ready, safe, and a problem solver.
What is PBIS?
In 2006, School District 45 adopted PBIS and began training staff. “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.” (www.pbisillinois.org)
The expectations for a school implementing PBIS are based on a few main ideas:
1.Students need to understand what is expected of them.
2.Students need to be taught directly the correct way to behave.
3.Students are positively reinforced for following school wide expectations.
4.Behavioral interventions and decision making are based on data.
Rewards and Celebrations
Once a month, Mr. Stockhausen collects eagle awards from each class. Before transferring them to the hot air balloon basket in the LRC, he draws a name. The child who is selected gets to eat lunch on the stage and invite 2 friends.
School wide celebrations are also earned throughout the year. The basket in the LRC has a red line on the inside. When the basket if filled past that red line, the school earns a celebration. Celebrations have included assemblies, games day, and treats. The celebrations are decided as the year progresses. At the end of the 2008-2009 school year, Mr. Stockhausen asked students for their input on the rewards and celebrations. These suggestions will be considered when planning for this year.
Data is collected throughout the year and analyzed at least once a month. The main pieces of data are office discipline referrals, tardies, and absences. The data is used in two ways.
1. Based on data, the Building Team may suggest a systems change for the entire school or create a school wide Cool Tool. If for example, a trend is seen where more students are being sent to the office for incidents in the dining hall, the team might suggest that each teacher re-teach the Cool Tool for appropriate dining hall behavior.
2. Also based on data, students may be asked to participate in a short term intervention reinforcing positive behaviors and school wide expectations. Their data would continue to be tracked to assess whether the intervention was successful.
Einstein Eagle’s Expectations:
- Be Respectful
- Be Safe
- Be Ready
- Be a problem solver
Einstein Eagle Awards: