Discipline at Peace Dale Elementary School
The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Strategies (PBIS) program is currently in its fifth year at Peace Dale School. Through the support of both staff and students, this program has been successful in reinforcing the positive behaviors associated with being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and SAFE, the Peace Dale Elementary School Rules. In reviewing the data we have collected, we are elated to report that the program has reduced the amount of behavior problems we have been experiencing at Peace Dale School. As we continue to evaluate the program, we will focus our attention on the areas of need and implement strategies to support students accordingly.
Through the PBIS program, the expectations of respectful, responsible, and safe behavior are broken down into specific behaviors in the various places within the school (ex. classroom, hallway, cafeteria, etc.), and students are explicitly taught these behaviors. These positive behaviors are reinforced in two ways: through positive recognition for students who exemplify them and through reminders in the form of infraction slips when a student violates them. Click here
to read about the infraction/disciplinary procedures.
What is Making a Splash?
We take the time to recognize students who demonstrate these positive behaviors by rewarding them with SPLASH tickets. One portion of the SPLASH ticket is sent home for the student to share with his/her family, while the other portion is placed in a plastic egg and dropped into our SPLASH tank. Eggs are drawn from the tank on a daily basis, and students are recognized for their positive behavior during morning announcements. At the end of the week we draw from all the names announced for the week and pick a student of the week. During our PBIS assemblies we draw eggs from the tank and acknowledge students in front of the whole school. The SPLASH tickets continue to be a hit with the children!