What is P.B.I.S.?
Through P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports),
students at Malone Middle School are encouraged to be safe, caring, and responsible… and are being recognized for it! Specific procedures for teaching and celebrating these expectations will occur throughout the year. This will be achieved through the use of the following strategies: Expectations for positive behaviors are displayed throughout the building. Several times a year, students also
participate in various types of P.B.I. S. training sessions where specific behaviors are reviewed and modeled for the students.
Quarterly Fun Days
Every quarter, an activity celebrating positive behaviors will be
held for students who make good decisions on a regular basis regarding their behaviors. In the past, students have been treated to pep rallies, movies with popcorn, relay races, outdoor events, indoor activities, and the Middle School Bed Race 900.
P.B.I.S. is designed to give the students more of an incentive to
earn immediate rewards (such as “Gotcha!” Slips and Academic Stars) by making
good behavioral and academic decisions. After students hand in the slips, they
will be placed in grade level baskets for drawings.
If you have any questions about this program or would like more
information, please contact Mr. Knight, Building Principal, or Co-Chairs Mr. Gordon & Mr. McCarthy at 483-7801.
Also, please remember to support our local businesses who have
done so much to help support P.B.I.S. over the years.
Without their help we would not be able to continue this Positive
Behavior Program within our building!
Expectations for positive behaviors are displayed throughout the
building. Throughout the school year, students also participate in various types of P.B.I. S. training sessions where specific behaviors are reviewed and modeled for the students. This has been done in a variety of ways including last year’s famous Family Feud Game!
GOTCHA! Slips and Academic Stars
Students also receive immediate reinforcement for positive
behaviors. Whenever a student is observed behaving in a safe, caring, and/or responsible way, he/she is given a “Gotcha!” Slip. When a student is seen displaying a behavior that will lead to academic success, he/she earns an Academic Star. These slips (and stars) can be used in a multitude of ways.
After students hand in the slips, they will be placed in the drawing for prizes that are awarded throughout the year at different P.B.I.S.
1 Slip = may leave 1 minute early from 10th period
10 Slips = free homework pass (with teacher pre-approval)
20 Slips = free mini bag of popcorn to eat during lunch