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Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (PBIS)

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is a general term that refers to the application of positive interventions and system changes to achieve socially important behavior change. It is based on a problem-solving model and aims to prevent inappropriate behavior through teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors.

2022-23 PBIS Team

Jennifer Peets- Coach
Billi Faust
Brittany Rooks  
Alda Thompson 
Amber Sheffield 
Will Smith
Shannon DeReus  
Danielle Dowdy
Jonathan Dyal

What are the Responsibilities of the PBIS Team?

  • Meet monthly to discuss PBIS program initiatives
  • Monitors the implementation of the PBIS program
  • Reviews discipline data and develops interventions to address specific school needs
  • Organizes school-wide reward activities
  • Provides classroom support to teachers

Trojans “ROCK” – Respect, Ownership, Caution, Knowledge

  • ROCK is the teaching/learning component of our PBIS program
  • The Rock framework addresses appropriate student behavior in different school environments.
  • ROCK rubrics are posted throughout the school to remind students of appropriate behavior in the different locations.
  • LCMS ROCK Review – teach these behaviors from day one and intermittently throughout the year as needed.
  • The PBIS team will determine specific school behavioral needs as related to the ROCK program and formulate an action plan to target those needs.

Rewards System

  • Rewards are based on office referrals (school)
  • Bus referrals that result in ISS or OSS will be counted against eligibility to participate in reward activities
  • The reward cycle lasts for nine weeks (grading cycle)
  • If a student receives a referrals he/she will be ineligible to participate and or/receive a reward for the remainder of the nine week period

PBIS Interventions

  • Student Mentor Program
  • Teacher Mentor Program
  • Counseling sessions for disrespect
    • The second time the student is moved on the tracking form for disrespect they will be required to attend two counseling sessions with their counselor.
  • Team building activities
  • School-wide behavioral lessons
  • PBIS Teacher of the Month
  • Positive Behavior Acknowledgement 
  • PBIS team assistance with classroom management or managing specific student behavior
  • Teachers are trained in the Behavior MTSS process and will be given a resource bank to address the behavior needs of their students. The MTSS process will include, but not limited to, performing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs).


Lee County Middle School WEST Campus ROCK Matrix