PBIS Parent Letter

Dear Parents:

Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions (PBIS) strive to use a system to understand what maintains an individual’s challenging behavior. Students’ inappropriate behaviors are difficult to change because they are functional; they serve a purpose for the child. These behaviors are supported by reinforcement in the environment.  The positive behavior support process involves goal identification, information gathering, hypothesis development, support plan design, implementation and monitoring.

                    

A significant part of our students’ academic success correlates directly to the exemplary behavior that they exhibit. To ensure a safe and orderly educational environment conducive to student learning, faculty and staff members are working collaboratively in the best interest of children, recognizing and identifying appropriate behavior. To create this environment, we have adopted a positive behavioral interventions and supports program that we affectionately call “A WildCAT Shows Pride!”

 C.A.T. stands for Caring about character, Acting respectfully, and Taking initiative. Please help us to reinforce the positive behaviors listed both at home and at school. Our goal is for all students to know how a WildCAT shows pride. 

 During the first few weeks of school, students will receive instruction concerning these valuable behavior traits and how to earn “Wildcat Cash”  for exhibiting appropriate behaviors.  Students who receive Wildcat Cash will have the opportunity to exchange wildcat cash each Wednesday during lunch shift in the Cat Shop for  incentives, activity opportunities, and school-wide recognition.

Through the use of effective behavior management at a school wide level, PBIS programs offer an effective method to reduce school crime and violence.

 

Thank you for all that you do to "Ensure Success for Each Student."

Wossman High School