Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)
In the past, school-wide discipline focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by using punishment-based strategies: reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Teaching behavioral expectations, and rewarding students for following them, is a much more positive approach to managing behavior than waiting for misbehavior to happen and responding reactively. It is an important part of a child’s educational experience to introduce, model, practice, and reinforce positive social behaviors. This is also true for interactions in the home and community. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. At Cherry Chase, we refer to our PBIS model as "Charger Pride"!
Below, is a list of the behavioral expectations we have at Cherry Chase to support Charger Pride.