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Positive Behavior Intervention & Support

What is PBIS?
PBIS, or Positive Behavior Intervention & Support, is a building-wide initiative to teach all students behavioral expectations in a positive way. Students are in-troduced to expectations in each area of the school (ie: classroom, cafeteria, hall-way, bathroom, library, assembly and bus). Together with their classmates, students watch videos, discuss and role play appropriate behavior. In this way, students participate in deciding what type of behavior they want to see at school.

The main intention of the PBIS initiative is to provide consistent expectations to every student, then reward students for positive behavior choices. Our goal is that every student, parent and staff member feels safe, happy and con-nected as a member of the Storm Lake Middle School community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Affected?
Everyone at the Storm Lake Middle school is involved including: parents, students, teachers, lunch personnel, cus-todians, teachers and administrators.

What Will My Student Learn?
Your students will learn behavior expec-tations in every area of school. Behavior will be modeled to students through the use of video lessons and school wide lesson plans. Your student will be expected to display mastery of behavioral expectations in the same way they master academic skills throughout the year.


How Can I Help?
Parent support is vital in the PBIS process. As usual, school personnel will be communicating with parents when a student struggles with mastering a specific behavior concept. Parents and school staff need to be “on the same page” when it comes to behavior expectations. In this way, the lessons learned at school will also benefit students in the home setting. Since all students will be learning the same skills, parents can support this ef-fort by discussing behavior expectations at home, much the same way parents support academic efforts by discussing assignments, projects, and books.

What are the SLMS behavior expectations?


In the Classroom:

  • Raise your hand to speak and wait to be called on.
  • Respect property of school and others.
  • Keep classroom neat and clean.
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  • Work cooperatively with teacher.
  • Be quiet when the teacher is talking.
  • Refrain from inappropriate language and talking back.
  • Eyes on speaker; listen politely and speak respectfully.
  • Use appropriate voice volume in class.

  • Follow directions of ALL adults.
  • Understand group citizenship.
  • Complete all daily assignments.
  • Ask permission before school, during school, before and after school.

  • Enter classroom and sit down appropriately.
  • Arrive on time, prepared to work, in seat by start time.
  • Refrain from working/utilizing other materials or distractions.
  • All students are in seat when instructor is talking.
How Can Parents Get Involved?
  1. Discuss PBIS activities at home. Students should have fun things to share. (ie: Ask about instances when your child has viewed student videos or were eligible for the monthly popcorn party.)
  2. Attend school events; support your student’s effort to be involved.
  3. Participate in reward activities by volunteering.
  4. Reinforce the lessons your student is learning at school; partner with SL Middle School staff to provide safe, healthy  boundaries and expectations.
  5. Contact your student’s homeroom teachers for information about their successes and “areas of growth”.

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