WHAT IS PBIS?
With respect to student behavior, Bangor Middle/High School uses a framework called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS takes a positive learning approach in dealing with student behaviors rather than a traditional, strictly punitive approach. PBIS focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior of all students. It is a proactive, data-driven approach to prevention and response for classroom and school discipline issues. Desired school behaviors are directly stated and taught to all students. The approach includes various forms of positive recognition and reward to encourage students to demonstrate positive school behavior while also emphasizing a re-teaching, educational approach for negative behaviors. A system of tracking behaviors and re-teaching efforts helps with early identification of behavior issues and helps to inform intervention efforts. At Bangor Middle/High School our expectations of our students are for students to be Respectful, Responsible, Productive and Safe.
Please see the Behavior Matrix linked on the bottom of the page to see what students are expected throughout the school. These expectations are posted throughout the school and taught to the students during the school year.