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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:

Community Expectation Matrix

SURFs Up Expectations

SURFS Up Expectations

STARR Behavior

PRIDE Matrix



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!

Blue DragonRam surfs uptiger readingblue lionPBIS

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 [email protected] or 860-638-1416.

Devon rocking her Wilson PRIDE!

Devon rocking her Wilson PRIDE!

Donuts with Devon! A tasty Macdonough SURFS behavior incentive!

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

Blue housePositive Behavior Interventions and Support

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

Bully Prevention
Scaling Up PBIS

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)
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(SWIS, or School Wide Information System)



Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

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