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Middle School Advisory
        All of the middle school students belong to an advisory that meets weekly to check in on how school is going.  The students, along with their advisor, track grades, behaviors, and offer intervention to those who are in need of academic support.  The advisories also meet once a month to participate against one another in a friendly physical or strategic challenge.  Points are awarded to individual students for positive behaviors as well as to groups for winning challenges.  The points were tallied at the end of the second quarter and the advisory with the most points won a pizza party. 
What is PBiS?
 PBiS refers to a process of change for an entire school or district. The central theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as a core subject.
  • The school is focusing on three behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. In other words, instead of  telling students what not to do, we are focusing on the desired behaviors.
Blue Mountain Union School’s expectations are:
Be Respectful
Make Good Decisions
Unleash Your Potential
 Desired behaviors were introduced, taught and modeled.  Students were then reinforced for practicing positive behaviors through recognition and reward.  Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a more positive method  than reacting to negative behaviors.
Doe Chip Drop 3-21-13
 Today we had our monthly "Doe Chip Drop" and advisory challenge.  The middle school students filled half of a new tube and were introduced to the new "blue and gold levels" system.  The new system will begin on Monday.  Ask your student about this.
Busy Week - 9/10- 9/14
Student advisories came together this week for the monthly chip drop in the cafeteria.  They were met with a team challenge to start things off. This month's team challenge was a lemon eating relay race.  Mrs. Sobitzer's advisory group won this challenge and the winners plaque will be placed in her room for the month of September. 
The collection tube for the doe chips is half full at this time.  Students  are continuing  to work hard to fill the tube and earn middle school rewards.  Some of the previous rewards have been: extra recess, candy, a homework pass, field day, and Siskin outdoor days.  The students have been asked to help compile a list of rewards that they would like to see happen as well.
Thursday evening, PBIS  put on a middle school community barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks.  This time was used to explain:

  • Athletic Eligibility and the use of the extracurricular study hall
  • Details about Advisory Pods within the middle school
  • Communication with teachers throughout the year
  • History of PBIS in our school (recap of last year)
  • Targeted support for specific students
And we finished with two videos of reward days earned by the middle school.
" School climate does matter"
Year 2 PBIS

Welcome Back!!
" As walking around at the beginning of the school year I was impressed by how well behaved and responsible our middle school students were. I think we all feel that PBIS has become part of the school culture and I am looking forward to a great year."  Milt Doda Vice Principal 

We have started the year by reviewing and updating the school wide expectations with the students. 


Be Respectful
Make Good Decisions
Unleash Your Potential
 

What is PBiS ?
PBiS refers to a process of change for an entire school or district. The central theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as a core subject.
  • The school is focusing on three behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. In other words, instead of  telling students what not to do, we are focusing on the desired behaviors.
Blue Mountain Union School’s expectations are:
Be Respectful
Make Good Decisions
Unleash Your Potential
 Desired behaviors were introduced, taught and modeled.  Students were then reinforced for practicing positive behaviors through recognition and reward.  Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a more positive method  than reacting to negative behaviors.
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