I’ll be there for you!

Centennial Elementary’s first 2019-2020 PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Assembly was themed Friends and it was an entertaining one!  Kara Buerger, Centennial’s Guidance Counselor, with the help of several Centennial teachers, set up engaging games and trivia that helped all grades work together and provided ways for everyone to get to know each other better. 

Mrs. Bouma’s 3rd Grade Class received a celebrated welcome to the assembly for winning the Compliment Card Competition.  When an adult, other than the student’s teacher, “catches” a student demonstrating positive behavior, they hand the student a compliment card. Mrs. Bouma’s class received the most compliment cards for following the RAMS Plan

R=We are Respectful.

A=We are Always Responsible.

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

S=We practice Safety.

All Southeast Polk K-8 buildings practice PBIS and hold rewarding monthly assemblies to recognize and encourage positive behavior. PBIS is a data-driven, school-wide system that helps staff to create consistent, clear, and achievable school-wide behavioral and character expectations for all students. Schools effectively implementing PBIS have been shown to improve the following:

  1. An increase in positive school climate and culture
  2. A decrease in bullying and inappropriate behaviors
  3. A decrease in administrative disciplinary referrals

To learn more about PBIS, go to the SEP website: SEP PBIS