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What is PBIS?

Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs are proven to be highly effective in providing proactive systems of behavioral, social, and emotional support for students. Information about PBIS and its four integrated elements is available here from the Ohio Department of Education.  Our PBIS program is designed to define, teach, and promote high expectations for our students and staff at JAJHS. This comprehensive program uses a holistic approach that develops integrity and leadership in our students and is implemented in the classroom and non- classroom settings (such as hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms). Our goal is to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students and staff at Jonathan Alder Junior High School.

Alder All-Star Cards

Alder All-Star cards are used as an incentive for students to demonstrate the four PBIS values: 
Be Connected
Be Safe
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
All-Star cards will be given out by teachers, administrators, and staff who see students exemplifying these behaviors and expectations. On each card, teachers will write the student’s name and circle which of the four values they recognize in the student. These tickets serve as immediate positive reinforcement and feedback for students, who then submit their All-Star ticket to the office for an immediate prize. At the end of each week, a drawing will be held for all students who earned tickets that week. If chosen, students will be able to choose an additional prize from the Teacher Reward Board located in the school. 

PBIS Events

Throughout the school year, students and staff will participate in a series of activities and events that emphasize our PBIS Values; Be Connected, Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. These activities will encourage students to engage with their classmates, create new relationships, and learn through hands- on experiences.