Positive Behavior Support in Schools (PBSIS)Since the beginning of 2009-2010 school year, a group of Middle School (MS) staff members have been training in the implementation of the Positive Behaviors Support in Schools (PBSIS) Project, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education and The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The project has helped create a positive MS learning environment with decreased discipline problems and increased opportunities for student learning. After the initial two year explorative and training period, the MS started the project in earnest this year with a kick-off assembly in September that emphasized the school theme, “Respect, Responsibility, and Readiness”. The assembly included videos produced by the peer leaders of how to act appropriately in various parts of the school, and continued into an activity filled day centered around the creation of school teams and the promotion of positive behavior.The program continued recently with the MS Trivia Bowl shown below in which students earned ‘Dawg Tags" for their team as part of the on-going MS competition.
Last Modified on February 2, 2012