What is "School- Wide PBIS?"
Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring that all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.
Haviland’s logo contains the four essentials expected from Haviland Middle School students. The words respect, inspire, safe, and excel were chosen by the PBIS team after accepting input from both students and faculty members. The expectations are upheld in all areas of the school including the classroom, hallway, and cafeteria. The slogan, "RISE Above" is an acronym used to associate the expectations and the school’s mascot, the hawk.
Gotcha Tickets are given to students who exhibit positive behaviors in the classroom and the hallways. Positive behaviors reflect the "RISE Above" expectations and are reinforced by the use of the Gotcha Tickets. The tickets are collected in the main office. Gotcha winners are chosen from each grade level to earn an incentive. If students earn multiple Gotchas, they have the chance to win larger prizes and receive special certificates.
"Heat It Up!" Program
Our cafeteria initiative is called “Heat It Up!”. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to be respectful and safe in the cafeteria by cleaning up after they eat. Lunch periods will compete against each other to earn an opportunity to have a whole lunch period of recess or another fun prize.
Hawks Bucks Program
Sixth grade students are able to earn Haviland Hawks Bucks in the cafeteria. They earn these bucks by meeting and exceeding the expectations in the cafeteria. Students are able to use their bucks to "buy" prizes each week.