What is PBIS?
Illinois Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) states this is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.
PBIS at Kenneth Murphy
Kenneth Murphy Elementary School began school-wide implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in 2014-2015. PBIS focuses on creating and sustaining school-wide, classroom, and individual systems of support that improve the educational environment for all children. Our aim is to explicitly teach behavioral expectations and then recognize the positive behaviors shown by students. As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.
How Do We Implement PBIS?
By implementing PBIS, we hope to reduce school and classroom behavior disruptions and educate all students about acceptable school behaviors. Our PBIS implementation plan includes clearly defined outcomes, research-validated practices, supportive administrative systems, and information for problem-solving behaviors.
All staff members at Kenneth Murphy Elementary School will establish regular, predictable, positive learning and teaching environments. The staff members will serve as positive role models to students as they reach expected school behaviors. Our school also has a system in place for recognizing and rewarding expected behaviors. By improving the school environment, we hope to increase learning time and promote academic and social success for every student.
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Gold Level Recognition
CONGRATULATIONS KM PBIS!
In our first year of implementing PBIS, Kenneth Murphy achieved the Gold-Level Recognition, making us among the top 149 school implementing PBIS in the entire state of Illinois. In our second year of implementation, we continued our success by receiving Gold Level Recognition and being among the top 163 schools in Illinois. Learn more about the recognition process below.
Kenneth Murphy PBIS Mission Statement
We strive to create an environment where all students and staff work hard, accept responsibility, value respect, and ensure safety. Through explicit modeling of behaviors and expectations, we will persevere in all academic and social endeavors.
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