Welcome to Clifford Pierce Middle School!Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
We are proud to announce that Pierce was selected as one of six Emerging Model Sites by the PBIS Indiana Resource Center. We are proud of this accomplishment!Announcements:
- We are actively seeking two parent volunteers Please contact Mr. Petralia or Ms. Keel if you are interested!Mission Statement:The Clifford Pierce Middle School Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program seeks to provide students with interventions in the school setting. The PBIS Program establishes school-wide expectations for students that include being respectful, responsible, and safe in the school environment. The program also addresses frequent behaviors of concern and provides replacement behaviors through teachable moments and culturally responsive practices.Goals for Students, staff, and parents:Student Goals:1. Students will have input in the creation and implementation of school-wide expectations.2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of specific expected behaviors.Staff Goals:1. Classroom rules are aligned with school-wide expectations.2. Reinforce positive behavior aligned with the curriculum through the use of multiple teaching strategies throughout the school year.Parent Goals:1. Participate in programs designed to provide positive reinforcements to students.2. Reinforce positive behaviors in the home setting.
Please click on the following link to view our Behavioral Expectations Matrix.
Behavioral Expectations Matrix
What is PBIS?
PBIS is a comprehensive, 3-tiered approach to implementing positive and consistent student discipline systems in schools and preschools. Unlike other approaches to student discipline, PBIS encourages a positive climate in all locations and for all students, by focusing systematically on:
- The general school population (Universal or Schoolwide (SW) PBIS),
- Students at risk (Targeted or Secondary PBIS) and
- Students with intensive or chronic behavioral and emotional problems (Intensive or Tertiary PBIS)
PBIS also recognizes that student discipline systems, including the definitions of and responses to problem behavior, need to be consistent across classroom and non-classroom settings; thus, PBIS complements and extends the approach used in other programs.