(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

Driggs’s Eagles SOAR

Why is it so important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors?

Frequently, the question is asked, "Why should I have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can I not just expect good behavior?" In the infamous words of a TV personality, "How is that working out for you?"

In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.

What is a systems approach in school-wide PBIS?

An organization is a group of individuals who behave together to achieve a common goal. Systems are needed to support the collective use of best practices by individuals within the organization. The school-wide PBIS process emphasizes the creation of systems that support the adoption and durable implementation of evidence-based practices and procedures, and fit within on-going school reform efforts. An interactive approach that includes opportunities to correct and improve four key elements is used in school-wide PBIS focusing on: 1) Outcomes, 2) Data, 3) Practices, and 4) Systems. The diagram below illustrates how these key elements work together to build a sustainable system:



Action Plan

Class Pledge

I pledge today to do my best

In reading, math, and all the rest.

I promise to obey the rules

In my class and in my school.

I’ll respect myself and others too,

I’ll expect the best in all I do.

I’m here to learn all I can.

To try my best and be all I am.  

PBIS Monthly Incentives


(Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports)

Students need to earn 8O% green each month to participate

Green beads are added for those students who are 1OO% on GREEN

Month                                                                           Reward Dates tentative

September                        Ice Pops                                 Tuesday, October 1

October                            Pumpkin Painting                      Friday, November 1

November                         Sports Day                              Monday, December 2

December                         PJs, Movie & Snack                    Friday, December 20

January                             Bingo                                      Friday, February 3

February                           Wacky Hat/ Silly Sock Day         Thursday, February 28

March                               Doodle Day                              Tuesday, April 1

April                                 Game Day                                Thursday, May 1

May                                  SURPRISE!!!!!!                         Monday, June 2

June will be dedicated to our 1OO% green ALL year Celebration!!!!

PBIS Shopping Dates

(these dates are subject to change)

November 6th - 8th

January 23rd - 24th

April 3rd - 4th

June 3rd - 4th

PBIS Meeting Agenda

PBIS Meeting Minutes

Driggs Elementary School
77 Woodlawn Terrace
Waterbury , CT 06710
Phone: 203.574.8160

Fax: 203.574.8299