Engaging in Positive Behaviors & Supporting a Safe Enviroment
In effort to better serve our students, we have implemented a school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. Our students are introduced to behavioral expectations, while our teachers and staff actively teach students exactly what these behaviors look and sound like.
Play Fairly · Act Kindly · Work Hard · Show Respect
At Winfield Elementary we strive to play fairly, act kindly, work hard, and show respect. Along with individual classroom behavioral plans, a social emotional curriculum (Second Step), our student advocate program (Wildcat Wednesday), and our character traits' recognition program (Student of the Month); our PAWS program encourages students to engage in positive behaviors and maintain a safe school environment. You may also be using these expectations at home.
Students who consistently struggle with these behavioral expectations may have the opportunity to join a small peer group and/or receive additional instructional support from our school's PBIS Coach, Mrs. Sims. These students work hard everyday to try to meet their personal goals and display positive behavior. When a student successfully meets his or her goal for the day, he or she earns a puff for his or her individual bucket. Once the bucket is completely filled, the student will receive a predetermined incentive. The incentive may include a positive note or phone call home, lunch with Mrs. Sims, additional recess time, or a small prize. Students are not being rewarded for negative behavior; rather, they are given incentives when they make good choices that had been difficult for them.Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing...Fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful!~Author Unknown