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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Be Positive

Be Respectful

Be Inclusive

Be Dependable

Be Engaged


PBIS Team Members

Our PBIS team members consist of Pacific staff members. Our team is composed of a variety of teachers and building specialists to offer out the best support systems within our schools.


PBIS Overview

The Pacific PBIS team believes that schools can only be successful when they help children to grow academically, socially and emotionally. In order for this to happen, it is important that we establish a safe environment. It is our goal to create an atmosphere for learning by setting clear expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations. Using the PBIS program has helped us to create a happy, respectful, and safe environment for our students and staff.


Panther Essentials

Be Positive. Be Respectful. Be Inclusive. Be Dependable. Be Engaged. These are the essentials that allow our students to connect their behavior to our school-wide behavior matrix.


Cool Tools

Cool Tools are behavioral lesson plans that structure how the staff teaches the expected behaviors from our school wide behavior matrix. Students are taught using examples taken from classroom and non-classroom settings and situations. Staff members model and role-play in order to teach new skills and reinforce expected behaviors. We also provide students with practice opportunities. PBIS team members decide which cool tools to teach based on data we have gathered and feedback from staff members.


Pacific Behavior Matrix

Pacific has developed a behavior matrix which includes our expectations that align with the Panther Essentials: Be Positive -- Be Respectful -- Be Inclusive -- Be Dependable -- Be Engaged. Each expectation is broken down into different categories along with an explanation of how each expectation should look for that specific setting.


Panther Praise Tickets

Panther Praise tickets are used in our recognition system. Another part of the PBIS system is the use of consistent positive reinforcement of appropriate behavior. All staff members who observe students following the behavioral expectations will issue Panther Praise tickets. All students should be receiving tickets for demonstrating good behavior. Students can earn Panther Praise tickets in all areas of the school (classroom, lunchroom, playground, etc.) and from all staff members. Research shows us that positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to not only change poor behavior, but also to maintain appropriate behavior. The Pacific staff is committed to making sure that all students who demonstrate positive behaviors will receive Panther Praise tickets.



Using data, the PBIS team will set school-wide goals to improve student behavior. Assemblies will be planned to celebrate our progress and to reinforce behavioral expectations.