• What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is a guiding philosophy for developing positive relationships in schools to provide the most efficient and effective academic and behavioral support for individual children.  By establishing consistent and fair rules and routines, adjusting the physical environment to promote student learning, offering engaging lessons and keeping students involved in learning, and developing positive, caring relationships, teachers provide the best, safest, and most productive learning environments to all students.  PBIS does not mean there are not consequences for behavior; it means that HWES strives to have far more positive consequences for good behavior than negative consequences for poor behavior.


    How does HWES reward PBIS behaviors?

    Students who exhibit school-wide expections and HWES "CARES" lifeskills will receive HERO HANDS.  Hero hands may be accumulated to earn special individual or classroom rewards.  Hero Hands may be earned individually and by classroom.


     What does PBIS look like, sound like and feel like?

    We have adopted a unified set of school-wide rules and procedures for all areas of our school.  The CARES behavior matrix (also posted below) is posted throughout all areas of our school.  Teachers model and teach the five "CARES" lifeskills to your child during the school year:

    C - Cooperation

    A - Assertion

    R - Responsibility

    E - Empathy

    S - Self-Control

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