How does Pine View Middle School support great behavior?
We know that academics and behavior are closely linked. Students struggle to learn when their behavior, and those around them is distracting. For this reason, PVMS is committed to supporting students by creating systems and partnerships that all point towards great choices.
What does PBIS mean and what does it look like at PVMS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a nation wide structure that helps point students towards the right choices. This means we are explicit about our expectations and we intervene when kids do and don’t make the wisest decisions. For those who break expectations, we have systems to coach them back into the right direction. However, when kids DO meet our expectations, we reward those great decisions. Visit pbis.org for more information.
Click HERE to view all of the PVMS PAWS expectations posters.
How do we coach towards great behavior?
There are times that all kids need to be reminded of what the right choices look like. At these times, we have to re-teach the expectations and give them time to reflect on them. Check out this great reflection tool some teachers use to do just that. For some, that’s enough to get back on the right track. However there are other times that they need more structured and rigorous re-teaching. At PVMS, each teacher is equipped to intervene based on our schoolwide expectations.
Is this bullying?
The way teenagers treat each other is a definite concern in today’s culture. The concept of “bullying” is a common conversation piece with many families. While this term has meant many things over the years, this chart might help as you navigate your child’s situation.
Pasco Schools have created a dedicated website for addressing peer conflict. CLICK HERE to check it out. You can report bullying at this link as well.
How can I partner with PVMS to support great behavior?
As the old saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child.” At PVMS, we know that proper behavior support requires a cooperative partnership between teachers, parents, and the community. To enhance this, please check out our P.A.R.T. program, where Panthers All Rally Together to achieve success.
Click HERE to learn more about P.A.R.T.
Is there anything I can use to help my child at home?
There are resources available for parents to help guide them in wise choices at home and in the community. Below are some tools for parents to consider. If there is a topic you’d like to see covered, please let us know.
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- More to come