Our goal at Elwin Elementary is to create a positive school climate where students can learn and grow in a safe and caring atmosphere.
Elwin Elementary School uses Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program (PBIS). School-wide PBIS is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and individualized behavioral supports needed for schools to build academic and social competence for all students. Through classroom lessons, assemblies, positive reinforcement, and role modeling, students will learn how to improve their communication and problem solving skills. It is our goal to have all students strive to be contributing and conscientious citizens in our community.
Key Components of the PBIS Program:
- Define and teach positive social behavior
- Acknowledge positive behavior
- Arrange consistent consequences for problem behavior
- On-going collection and use of data for decision making
- Continuum of intensive, individual interventions
- Implement systems that support effective practices
At Elwin Elementary we have established three school-wide expectations:
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Show Integrity
These goals aim to improve the quality of our instructional programs by allowing teachers to teach and students to learn. To ensure an optimal learning environment, students and parents are informed through assemblies and notices sent home about district and school policies.
PBIS School-Wide Monthly Rewards
Each month, Elwin Elementary focuses on a PBIS theme related to self-management and self-development.
For the month of February, students were expected to keep their hands, feet, and objects (HFO) to themselves. The goal was to teach students about the importance of respecting personal boundaries to ensure the safety of all.
Students who met the expectation were rewarded with the opportunity to be a part of “Friendship Day.” Just like the name sounds, “Friendship Day” is a day to honor and celebrate all peer relationships. Good friends can be one of the greatest joys in the lives of students. This is why we decided to designate a day where students are able to nurture the relationships they have at school.
Participating students had the chance to play board games, write thank you cards, and engage in other activities that help support a healthy learning environment at Elwin.