Over the weekend Saint Joseph School in Cockeysville MD was awarded Silver in the PBIS program.
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
PBIS stands for Positive and Behavioral Interventions & Supports. The program supports schools, districts, and states to provide services for social, emotional, and behavior support to their students.
Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) has been implemented in every Archdiocesan elementary and high school to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.
The main purpose is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of schools. In return, it improves social and academic outcomes for students including students with disabilities and underrepresented groups.
Saint Joseph Cockeysville focuses specifically on bullying and harassment.
The school’s PBIS initiative, better known as the ROAR spirit program, received its official Bronze status in 2016. St. Joseph School has achieved the highest possible level for a new program participant school.
Within Saint Joseph Schools
All Archdiocesan schools follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment or intimidation to create a stable safe environment for the students.
Congratulations to Resurrection St Paul School for earning the Positive Behavioral and Intervention and Supports (PBIS)…
Along with all Archdiocese schools, the Fullerton location is a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports School implementing great programs. PBIS at Fullerton helps assist the school in moving toward school-wide behavior systems that address the entire school, and the individual students with challenging behaviors.
These systems define school rules and expectations, provide training about the rules and offer feedback through acknowledgments and corrections with students.
Positive reinforcement, including praise, incentives, and rewards are given to encourage the positive behavior of young students. They use this data along with detention data to evaluate where modifications need to be made in the system to improve student behaviors.
St. Joseph School – Fullerton uses PBIS in various areas of the school, including the classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, and playgrounds. Teachers use reward systems
within their own classroom in connection with a school-wide reward system to
encourage positive behavior.
The students understand this schoolwide program, and are given tickets when following school rules/expectations and will be acknowledged, known as ROAR in the Cockeysville location.
A portion of the ticket will be given to the student to take home and the other portion will be placed in the school-wide bucket for weekly drawings. The students are also given opportunities to participate as role models, performing skits, and serving as data collectors.
SJS earns SILVER for PBIS program! After earning BRONZE status last year (the highest level possible for a new…
PBIS in Maryland
PBIS is a statewide program created in partnership with Shepherd Pratt Health System and John Hopkins University.
PBIS is a prevention-oriented way for school facility and staff to organize evidence-based practices, improve their implementation of those practices, and maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for students to succeed beyond school.
Many schools have been apart of PBIS statewide with the most being in Baltimore city with 50 schools partaking currently. The majority of schools that partake in this program are elementary schools.