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What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.  It is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.  

Camp Ernst Middle School has customized the PBIS program to meet the needs of our students.  Students are encouraged to follow four basic behavior expectations: Safety, Tolerance, Accountability, and Respectfulness (STAR).  Students are instructed about what each of these expectations looks like in the different areas of the school.  They practice these expectations throughout the year and especially when returning from breaks.  

PBIS is designed to encourage positive behaviors by recognizing and rewarding students engaging in those behaviors.  PBIS also encourages teachers, parents and administrators to be proactive by anticipating and addressing problem behaviors before they occur.  This is done by analyzing discipline data and monitoring frequent feedback from building staff.  

Familes and PBIS  

Families, parents and guardians can have a great impact on the success of PBIS. Research indicates that when families are meaningfully involved in educational activities their children do better in school and with social development. The presence of parents in schools not only provides additional academic support but also creates community and cultural connections.
We encourage parents and caregivers to support the PBIS process through modeling positive social interactions and talking with your child about the expectations and importance of: Be Safe, Be Tolerant, Be Accountable, and Be Respectful. If you would like additional information or seek support please contact a member of the PBIS committee.

To refer your child for additional behavior supports, click here.  

CEMS PBIS Committee Members

Tier 1/2 Team Members Team Role
Rebecca Burton- Asst. Principal Coach
Stacey Russell- Counselor Coach
Angela Paxton Parent Rep
Ryan Burch- Library/Media Specialist Communications
Kristen Franks- UA Teacher Secretary
Justin Buckler- 8th Grade Teacher Record Keeper
Brandon Griffith- Special Education Teacher Data Specialist
Francine Kemper Team Member
Scott King- 7th Grade Teacher Team Member
Kristen Kaliin- Family Resource Coordinator Team Member


Additional Tier 2 Team Members
Pam Dickerson- North Key Service Provider
Brandi Bucher- School Psychologist