Positive Behavior Support is a program supported by the Williamsport Area School District to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning. Intermediate School is proud to be a part of this exciting initiative.
As part of the PBS program, we have established several clear rules for the behavior we expect in all areas of our school. We will explicitly teach those expectations to the students and reward them frequently with positive notes and prizes for their great behavior. The expectations for all student behavior will be clear throughout our building and playground areas, cafeteria, gymnasium, bus, and the school grounds before and after school and classrooms. You will be able to ask your student, “What are the rules in your school?” “How do you follow those rules?” “What happens when a teacher sees you following the rules?”
Our school rules will specifically address bullying behaviors, provide for a safer school environment and give more time for instruction. We will apply consistent consequences and positive reinforcement for all kids. By detailing every expected behavior and teaching to kids in a positive way, we will provide a common language for everyone in our building, including students, teachers, front office staff and our paraprofessionals.
We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we will build a school community where all students have an environment where they can succeed and grow.
The prizes that are used to support our program are donated from our school community (parents, students, teachers, staff, and local business). Please consider donating to our school wide positive behavior program.
Last year, we introduced a new program aimed to recognize students who know what it means to “Be Curtin”. Our School-wide Positive Behavior Committee unveiled our “Last Friday”. This program is meant to reward the large population of students who are Respectful, Responsible, Present and Safe on a daily basis. We want these students to know that they are appreciated!
“Last Friday” will take place on the last Friday of each month and each event will have a different theme.
Unfortunately, not all students will participate in “Last Friday” each month. In order to be part of the fun, students cannot receive an office discipline referral (ODR) for the month.
Curtin School Wide Positive Behavior Matrix