PBIS Schools In Troup County School System
Berta Weathersbee Elementary School (Operational)
Callaway Middle School (Operational)
Callaway Elementary School (Emerging)
Callaway High School (Emerging)
Ethel W. Kight Elementary School (Operational)
Franklin Forrest Elementary School (Operational)
Gardner Newman Middle School (Emerging)
Hogansville Elementary School (Operational)
Long Cane Middle School (Emerging)
The HOPE Academy (Installing)
Troup County Comprehensive High School (Installing)
Jacqueline Jones, EdD
PBIS District Coordinator
George Gilbert, EdS
Success For All Students!
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 22,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, 2009).
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework that helps schools design effective environments and supports that, when implemented with fidelity, increase teaching and learning opportunities for all students. The American Heritage Dictionary defines discipline as “training that is expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviors, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.” This is the focus of PBIS. Like reading and math, behavior can be taught and since 2008, Georgia’s PBIS team at the GaDOE has worked with over 40 Georgia district’s involving over 400 schools to prevent or reduce problem behaviors while creating more positive learning environments for all students. Georgia’s PBIS schools report reduced discipline rates and increased learning opportunities in their classrooms. This work involves helping districts build the necessary framework to promote positive outcomes for all students over time.
End of the Year with PBIS
Thank you for the dedication and support of all the PBIS School’s Administrators, Coaches and Teams that continue to create a school environment that is positive, structured and welcoming for all students, staff and parents. PBIS gives every student an opportunity to be successful. Every student can’t get an incentive for all A’s. Every student doesn’t get an incentive for being athletic but every student can get an incentive for changing their behavior and meeting positive expectations. Out of all the incentives schools create for their students, the most powerful is relationships. "Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care". Looking forward to 2021-2022.
What's Going on in our PBIS Schools
Ethel W. Kight Elementary
EKES shared some pictures from their recent PBIS Celebration. They had free time in the computer lab, TikTok in the Music room, and a dance in the gym.
Troup High School
Some of Troup High School ambassadors showed appreciation for their bus drivers and monitors with hot chocolate and biscuits. Yum Yum!
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