Dr. Paul Nettle Middle School
PBIS at Nettle
Welcome parents, community members, students, and staff!
The staff at Nettle Middle School has adopted PBIS to focus on creating a safe, positive learning environment for our students. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Systems and is a school-wide program.
PBIS Team Members
Mrs. Meghan Crowley
Ms. Diane Gentile
Ms. Kellie Weber
Mrs. Stacie Libman
Mrs. Angela McVey
Mrs. Kitty Murphy
Ms. Molly Cartier
Dr. Tiffany Luther
PBIS TEAM MISSION STATEMENT
The Nettle Middle School Community will nurture the development of responsible, respectful, and thoughtful citizens. We will create safe learning environments in which all students are accountable for their behaviors and ready to learn.
Nettle Knights will be RESPECTFUL,
RESPONSIBLE, AND READY
to learn every
PBIS AT NETTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the support needed for all students in our school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. Key focus areas of the Nettle PBIS system include prevention, positive behavior supports, using data to better determine the needs of students, and creating a culture of Respect, Responsibility, and Readiness to learn within our school.
Acknowledging students for their dedication to the program will help ensure the success of PBIS in our school and help support positive behaviors in the community. Any support you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
INCEPTION OF PBIS AT DR. PAUL NETTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Our staff at Nettle School kicked off our PBIS program in September 2015. By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal to create a positive, safe atmosphere for optimal learning.
Our goal is to teach children alternate behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun, free from distraction, and helps all students reach their maximum learning potential. We appreciate your support. Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.
RECOGNIZING POSITIVE BEHAVIOR
Students are awarded with class dojo points for being respectful, responsible and ready. Any staff member in the building can award dojo points when they catch a student meeting our behavioral expectations.
Students are rewarded with Dojo Points and can use them in two ways:
1.) Teachers have dojo prizes in their rooms that students can buy and we also have a school store
2.) The PBIS team develops monthly events for students to earn their way into.
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT WITH CLASS DOJO
Teachers have setup class dojo accounts and use the site to reward students for positive behavior on the spot. Students get rewarded for being: respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. Through class dojo, parents can see their child’s progress throughout the school day. Teachers can immediately notify parents of classroom happenings, homework, and student behavior. If you have not already setup your account, please email Dr. Luther at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month, the students with the most dojo points in their academic classes get rewarded. Rewards differ but the one consistent is that one top dog each month wins a Samsung Tablet.
Top dogs also need to have perfect attendance – no tardies or absences.
PBIS EVENTS THIS YEAR:
September – Ready to Learn Jam Fest: Students with the most dojo points celebrated the start of the year with an outdoor party! Their was food, music, and games!
October – Celebrating Respect with Disrespect: Our amazing teachers volunteered to get a “Pie in the Face” by the Top Dogs!!!! This was by far the best event this year! Students and staff laughed, cheered, and celebrated our top dogs!
November – Pencil Pile-up: Students and teachers were challenged to see who can bring the most pencils into school. The grade level that won got $300 to spend in Scholastic Funds.
December – Polar Express and Other Flicks: Teachers were charged with creating activities at the end of the month. Grade 6 tied the PBIS initiative into the Polar Express and literacy.
January – The Great Hallway Challenge: Grades competed to have the best hallway behavior of the school. Sixth grade won the challenge and got to make their own cupcakes during an extra recess.
February – Lip Sync Battle: This outstanding event showed the true colors of many of our students. Students who earned 50 dojo points got to attend the event. It was fantastic!
CONTACT PBIS TEAM