What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (called “the RAMS Way” at Four Mile). This means we take a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture that is needed for all students in our school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. We use clearly defined expectations in every location of our school. We reinforce when students are following those expectations and give corrective feedback when they are not.

Why use it?

PBIS promotes positive relationships between students and teachers and builds a positive and safe school climate.

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RAMS Way Expectations:

R=We are Respectful

A=We are Always Responsible.

M=We use our Manners/We are Motivated learners.

S=We practice Safety.

20171031 140335Incentives–“RAMS Tickets”

Students can earn individual “RAMS tickets” from any teacher when they are following the RAMS Way expectations. These tickets can be used to purchase items or coupons for teacher time from the RAMS Cart. Classes can also earn “class tickets” if EVERYONE is following the expectations. Several teachers use these class tickets for students to redeem class rewards (extra recess, pajama day, etc.).

Acknowledgements–MVP Award and Assemblies

Every month, teachers select students who are exemplifying the RAMS Way expectations in multiple locations or students who have made great improvements in show the RAMS Way for an MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award. Students can be selected by their classroom teachers or another adult in the building (specials teachers, office staff, etc.). Students receive this recognition during a class meeting and their names are announced at an assembly as well. Students can also participate in “RAMS Way” activities at assemblies if their names are selected from the RAMS tickets for their classroom.

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When students do not follow the RAMS Way expectations, they can receive a referral. Behaviors that can result in referrals include: Physical Aggression, Harassment/Bullying, Threats/Abusive language, Stealing, Lying/Cheating, Vandalism, Disrespect, Defiance/Insubordination, Possession of Weapons, Technology violation, Disruption, and Inappropriate Location/Out of Bounds.


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