Pierce implemented PBIS during the 2011-2012 school year. PBIS stands for positive behavioral interventions and supports.
There are three main components of PBIS. They are teaching appropriate behavior in common area settings, provide interventions when behavior expectations are not met, and recognizing students when behavior expectations are met.
Pierce PBIS has four core values:
Peaceful Movement- keeping hands and feet to yourself, raising your hand.
Accept Responsibility-saying sorry and how can I help, taking care of your things, get your work done.
Whole Body Listening-eyes on speaker, sitting up and still, hands and feet to self, calm body, raise your hand to speak.
Speak Kindly - use school appropriate words and gestures, ask for help appropriately, use positive kind words.
Students are expected to honor these core values in various school related settings including the buses, hallways, assemblies, cafeteria, restrooms, and the playground.