Harrison Middle School's Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program has taken on another new initiative this year! The staff and administrative team believe in a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in the middle school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. The Principal's 200 Club along with clearly defined expectations, is a system of acknowledgement and reinforcement of expected behaviors for students who exhibit the qualities of the school motto: "honor, compassion, and strength."
Students will participate in deliberate activities designed to teach and review how to behave across different settings, including hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, classrooms, and the school bus. A ticket system has been created as a way for all staff to acknowledge students when they demonstrate an identified behavior. In addition, each of the school's 3 administrators will adopt a grade level 200 club board to help motivate students. There will be a daily announcement from Administration to report to the Guidance Office for students who received a ticket the previous school day. In the Guidance Office, students will return the ticket, sign the HMS Celebrity Autograph Book, and write the name of the teacher who acknowledged them. Students will receive a certificate, a piece of candy, and choose a number. This number will be the space in which they write their name in dry-erase marker on the 200 Club Board. Each grade level has an autograph book and a 200 Club Board posted in the hallway near the Office.
Once a row or column on a 200 Club Board gets filled, the students with names in that row will receive a reward. One of the staff members who acknowledged those students will be randomly drawn to also earn a reward. A student survey has also been conducted to help generate more ideas for rewards that will motivate middle school-aged students. The excitement is in the air in the hallways of Harrison!