Positive Behavior Support Program (PBS)
Most professionals in middle level education agree that individual student confidence and self esteem are increased when a student takes pride in his or her accomplishments. Accordingly, the ideas in this program are designed to foster the feeling of pride. The entire school staff works cooperatively to motivate students on a daily basis to create a school environment built on positive student and staff relations. Our students represent a diverse collection of talents, personalities, aspirations and skills. In a success oriented school, every student should have the opportunity to receive the deserved praise and recognition. Teachers should consider daily motivation as a daily task. Praise and encouragement are keys to student success.
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a systems approach designed to enhance the capability of P.S. duPont Middle School to:
1. Educate all students (especially students with challenging behaviors)
2. Adopt and sustain the use of best practices for teaching academics and social behavior
Our PBS program at P.S. is a school wide program to help motivate change in student behavior and improve the school climate by utilizing a reinforcement plan based on characteristic traits that were developed by our staff for our middle school population. Our Panther PRIDE behaviors depict behavioral characteristic traits that are desired and expected in our school. These behaviors are taught throughout the year to all students.
School-wide Expectations (PANTHER PRIDE):