PBIS and The House System
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. The goal of PBIS is to aid in improving student academic and behavior outcomes and ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.
The House System
The purpose of the House System is to:
- Promote community
- Increase grade level connections
- Encourage positive behavior and expectations
- Promote healthy competition
Several times a year, students will take part in house meetings where students from different grade levels and their house teachers will get together and participate in team-building activities, learn about the characteristics of each house, and make connections. Students are awarded House Points for exhibiting characteristics of the Mighty 7. The four houses are Reveur, Unidad, Altruismo, and Isibindi. Students, teachers, and staff members are divided amongst the four houses. At the end of each marking period, a House Winner is announced. The House that has the most House Points at the end of each marking period earns a House Party.