PBIS at CHS

What Does PBIS Stand For?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based approach for establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for all students.  It is a team based process for systemic problem solving and planning.

We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, students excel.


What Should You Know About PBIS?

Studies show that students with poor behavior also struggle academically.  Research has found that schools implementing PBIS see decreased exclusionary, reactive and punitive discipline practices, increased student satisfaction, and improved perceptions of school safety.  In short, when schools are safer, students are more successful.

Central High School's PBIS Team
CHS's PBIS team is made up of teachers, staff, administration, volunteers and District Office specialists.  The team meets on a regular basis to look at data collected from referrals to identify patterns and/or themes in behavior and then develops strategies to deal with those identified problem areas.

Central School District and PBIS
Each CSD13J school participates in PBIS with their own team as well as a District-wide team.  District wide, K-12, we focus on Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.  However, each school has created their own acronym to focus on those values unique to their school's culture.
  • CHS | POWER:  Purpose, Ownership, Work Ethic, Empathy, Respect
  • TMS | PRIDE:  Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy
  • ACES | Safe, Responsible, Respectful
  • IES | HEART:  Hope, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork
  • MES | SWIM:  Safe Students, Working Hard, In Control, Making Good Choices
POWER Peers Class
Beginning in 2015, CHS started a leadership class as a result of the PBIS work being done in the school.  POWER Peers is a year long class for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, with teacher approval based on an application.   The POWER Peers focus on the POWER Matrix and create lessons, assemblies and other educational supports to reinforce PBIS at CHS.