Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS at Sunrise Elementary
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to building a safe and effective school environment where academic and behavioral growth is supported. It is supported by the Colorado Department of Education and Cherry Creek Schools to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning.
Sunrise has a PBIS team that meets regularly to review behavioral data, review current practices, and plan for new approaches or interventions. It is made up of members from multiple grade levels, specials, and administration/office staff.
Each teacher has a Second Step Kit. The second Step was developed by the Committee for Children to help teachers and schools with social-emotional learning and bullying prevention. Each month, teachers will go through specific interactive lessons that cover topics like empathy, respect, assertiveness, and understanding each other's perspectives. Sometimes, these topics are further explored in Principal Chats. For more information on Second Step, go to the Committee for Children website.
Cherry Creek School District continues its ongoing efforts in bullying prevention by joining PBIS and Bullyproofing 2.0. Promoting psychological wellness is an important part of academic success. Starting in the fall of 2013, Sunrise will have a PBIS/Bullyproofing coach that will promote and support our school-wide efforts. This coach will meet with classes, small groups and individuals to teach specific skills and support class meetings.
R.I.S.E. stands for the tennants by which we expect our students and staff to operate by: Responsible - Integrity - Safe - Effort