Engaging in Positive Behaviors & Supporting a Safe Enviroment
In an 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.
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. Adams. These students work hard every day 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. Adams, 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.
"Building relationships with students is by far the most important thing a teacher can do. Without a solid foundation and relationships built on trust and respect, no quality learning will happen."
by Timothy Hilton