Whitehall's PBIS System
Whitehall Elementary school is a proud member of the PA Positive Behavior Support Network and earned Tier 1 PBIS Implementation Fidelity during the 2019-2020 school year. Whitehall's PBIS Team was able to maintain Tier 1 fidelity since and is working towards reaching the advanced tiers fidelity.
What is PBIS?
PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.
We have adopted a unified set of student expectations of respect, ownership, acceptance, ready to learn, and safety (ROARS). These expectations are our school-wide rules and will be taught and reinforced throughout the school year.
Today is a new day. I Pledge to:
Be Ready to Learn
Together, Whitehall ROARS!
PBIS Team Members:
Laurel Rader (Assistant Principal), Amy Lewis (School Social Worker), Alex Hasis (SPED Teacher),
Shawna Cisko, Lisa Delon, Mandy Elm, Missy Hoffman, Liz Murray, Katie Neyman, & Nancy Ridge (Teachers)