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    Welcome to PBIS at Middletown Public Schools!

Positive Behavorial Interventions and Supports

   Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, also known as PBIS, is a behavioral framework that

supports children while they are in school, and beyond! PBIS provides children with simple, memorable

                        character qualities to aspire to throughout the school day:

                         ROARS Bielefield

                                    Respect   Organization    Acceptance    Responsibility  Safety

                       SURFS  Macdonough

                                Self-Responsibility    Understanding    Respect   Fairness   Safety

                          STARR Farm Hill     

                               Safety   Trustworthiness    A+ Attitude   Respect    Responsibility

                       PRIDE  Wilson & MHS

                                   Preparation     Respect     Integrity    Determination    Excellence  


                                                      With CLEAR expectations of behavior:



Students have classroom instruction based on their school-wide behavior expectations, which they then have opportunities to be rewarded for!

Staff's at our PBIS schools have come up with some wonderful incentives to help teach these expectations, including:

            • Special seating privileges during lunch
            • A skip-the-lunch-line pass
            • Merchandise from a PBIS school store
            • Opportunities to have a special treat with their Principal, Teacher, or other favorite staff member
            • Raffles
            • School-wide acknolwedgement of great decision making!
...just to name a few! 

***Ask your Teacher, Para, Principal, Secretary, Custodian, Cateria staff or anyone else in the school about positive behavior incentives in your school, for more information!***

                     Click on any of the pictures below to go straight to your school's PBIS page!



Don't see your school's mascot above?

As with anything else worth doing in this world, PBIS takes a lot of time, commitment and extra hours.  

That means we aren't rushing anyone in the process!  Rolling out PBIS across the entire district is such

a big commitment that it will take extra effort from staff, students, family and the greater community over

the next few years to accomplish!  If you like what you see here, and are interested in helping to bring PBIS

into your school, please look directly below at the contact information for the District PBIS Coach, and let her know!


This is our District PBIS Coach, Devon McCormick.  As you can see, she has a lot of POSITIVITY for PBIS!

She is available to answer any questions at mccormickd@mpsct.org or 860-638-1416.


Devon rocking her Wilson PRIDE!


                           Donuts with Devon! A tasty Macdonough SURFS behavior incentive!


Want to bring PBIS into your home?  Looking for more resources for your school?

Here are some GREAT PBIS resources for you to use!


Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow                                      The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson


Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neil                                                        Kindness is Cooler Mrs. Rule by Margery Cuyler


    Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry G. Allard Jr                                                      Manners at School by Carrie Finn


  Manners in the Lunchroom by Amanda Doering                                        Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud


Getting Behavior in Shape at Home by Laura Riffel and Ann Turnbull                  Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights PBIS at Home


Positive Beginnings: Supporting Young Children with Challenging Behavior           Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children

 EastConn Center for Early Childhood Education


         Reflecting on our Reactions and Respones to Children's Behavior                                           (click here to view in full screen)

                         EastConn Center for Early Childhood Education

(click here to view in full screen)



Middle School:

Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support                                          Scaling Up PBIS in the Middle Schools

by Scott Ross, Ph.D, Rober Horner, Ph.D, & Brianna Stiller, Ph.D                            Annika Mizuta, Kyle Linman & Breck Ivy


Unity Middle School PBIS VIdeo                                                           Molalla River Middle School PBIS Video



High School:


Other Resources:



    (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)



      (Association for Positive Behavior Support)


     (SWIS, or School Wide Information System)



Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning


 Thanks for visiting!  Come back soon! :)




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