PBIS at MCC Elementary
By: Nikki Cheskie
The MCC Elementary PBIS program (also known as Rebel Pride) has enjoyed a successful start to the new school year. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. This is a school-wide program designed to teach and reinforce positive behaviors in all of our students. Our PBIS program is based on “The 3 R’s” – Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready to Learn. Students who are caught demonstrating the 3 R’s are awarded with a “Rebel Buck”. Rebel Bucks are collected and placed in a big bin on a weekly basis. At the end of each week, 10 students have their names drawn from the bin for a variety of rewards. In September, many Rebel Pride winners enjoyed riding in a police car with some of our local law enforcement. In October, some students have gotten to help be a student manager at a Rebels football game. Reward choices change on a monthly basis. Teachers are also allowed to set PBIS goals at the classroom or grade level.
Our PBIS committee meets on a monthly basis to evaluate the program and make changes as necessary. Our goal is to promote positive behavior in all areas of the school and to teach social skills in areas where students may be lacking. Our committee looks at data to address behavior concerns and adopts appropriate interventions when and where they are necessary.
This year, we have been able to incorporate our elementary fundraiser and Fun Run into our Rebel Pride program. Our theme this year is “Explore the 3 R’s”. Our fundraiser materials came with videos focusing on various character traits as we explored a variety of National Parks. The students also enjoyed a picnic on the Fun Run day with pork burgers grilled up by the Murray County Pork producers.
We encourage you to ask our students about Rebel Pride and help promote using the 3 R’s in their homes and community!