Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, and support improved academic outcomes.

The premise of PBIS is that continual character education instruction, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety, and learning.

PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized supports to improve school climate for all students.​​

Maple Grove Common Area Expectations

Maple Grove Rewards Positive Behavior with ~

Monthly Incentives:

The classroom sign is an incentive for classes to work as a team to demonstrate positive behavior in our school. The PBiS team came up with a fun way for students to be rewarded for all of the positive things they do to help make Maple Grove a wonderful place to learn. Classes that are showing their tiger stripes (be safe, be respectful, and be responsible) will receive a star, smiley face, check mark, etc. when behavior that follows the matrix is observed. Each class carries a classroom sign when they walk in the hall to transition from one activity to another (ex. to go to specials or lunch.). On the back of the classroom sign are spaces to fill with a star, smiley face, check mark, etc. Teachers that see a class making good choices and following what was taught in our PBiS lessons can award that class with a star, smiley face, check mark, etc. When the class fills up 10 boxes for being observed showing their tiger stripes, they will get an incentive.

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kids smiling showing their homework

Positive Office Referrals:

Our Maple Grove PBiS Team and our collective school family have chosen to focus on safe, respectful, and responsible behaviors. We encourage all students and staff to promote kindness and respect with our PBiS matrix. All staff are encouraged to recognize a student who exhibits safe, respectful, and responsible behaviors in all settings at Maple Grove. When a child receives a positive office referral, their teacher sends it to the office. The building principal will then make a positive phone call home, post the student's picture on our social media page {if approved}, and send the positive office referral home with the student. There is no limit to the number of times a child receives a positive referral, and we encourage staff to work hard to spot children who are safe, respectful, and responsible each day.

Character Traits

The Warrensburg school district selects a character trait to be focused on for each month of the school year. Students are taught the word and the definition of the word and are given examples of how to incorporate that trait into their everyday lives.

See the list of the Character Trait of the Month words below!

Character Words