“MEMORIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS SAY”:

                                           Practice safety

                                                Accept Responsibility

                                                    Work Hard

                                                         Show Respect

Dear Families,

Memorial School continues to use a school-wide approach to positive behavior called “Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)”.  Several staff members have received intense training in this systematic approach which was implemented at Memorial School in 2014. 

The PBIS system has four core values: (PAWS)

  • Practice Safety
  • Accept Responsibility
  • Work Hard
  • Show Respect

It is our goal to make the “PAWS” system expectations clear and easy for students to understand.  PBIS focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behaviors for all students.  Emphasis is on developing and maintaining safe environments where teachers can teach and students can learn.  This is accomplished through classroom lessons taught by the guidance counselor, Tom Paine, classroom teachers, and through adult and positive peer modeling.  The students are taught appropriate behaviors and expectations and then they are given the opportunity to practice by role playing and modeling situations. 

Appropriate behaviors are acknowledged in a positive way on a regular basis while behavioral errors are corrected on a proactive basis.  Students have the opportunity to earn “PAWS” tickets when positive behaviors are recognized by all school staff.  Memorial School administration, teachers, staff, custodians, cafeteria workers, parents, and students will all be a part of the PBIS team. 

Behavior “errors” are documented on a “Behavior Referral Form” and that form is sent home for parent acknowledgement.  Documented behaviors are tracked and the data is reviewed monthly to determine areas in the building and/or behaviors that need to be addressed.

Thank you in advance for your support in this wonderful school-wide behavior incentive.

Sincerely,

“MEMORIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS SAY”:

                                           Practice safety

                                                Accept Responsibility

                                                    Work Hard

                                                         Show Respect

Dear Families,

Memorial School continues to use a school-wide approach to positive behavior called “Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)”.  Several staff members have received intense training in this systematic approach which was implemented at Memorial School in 2014. 

The PBIS system has four core values: (PAWS)

  • Practice Safety
  • Accept Responsibility
  • Work Hard
  • Show Respect

It is our goal to make the “PAWS” system expectations clear and easy for students to understand.  PBIS focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behaviors for all students.  Emphasis is on developing and maintaining safe environments where teachers can teach and students can learn.  This is accomplished through classroom lessons taught by the guidance counselor, Tom Paine, classroom teachers, and through adult and positive peer modeling.  The students are taught appropriate behaviors and expectations and then they are given the opportunity to practice by role playing and modeling situations. 

Appropriate behaviors are acknowledged in a positive way on a regular basis while behavioral errors are corrected on a proactive basis.  Students have the opportunity to earn “PAWS” tickets when positive behaviors are recognized by all school staff.  Memorial School administration, teachers, staff, custodians, cafeteria workers, parents, and students will all be a part of the PBIS team. 

Behavior “errors” are documented on a “Behavior Referral Form” and that form is sent home for parent acknowledgement.  Documented behaviors are tracked and the data is reviewed monthly to determine areas in the building and/or behaviors that need to be addressed.

Thank you in advance for your support in this wonderful school-wide behavior incentive.

Sincerely,

Michelle Atter, Principal 

, Principal