Graves Middle School held a PBIS assembly on Monday, September 23, to help students have a clear understanding of expectation and encourage positive behavior.
Students got to participate in the interactive assembly and hear from GMS principal, Dr. Gonzales. Dr. Gonzales explained all behavior expectations and shared with students to have PRIDE. PRIDE stands for being Positive, Respectful, Independent, Discipline, and Empathetic.
GMS Journalism students put together a video for students to watch. The video gave a variety of scenarios that included both negative and positive ways to respond to situations. This allowed students to know acceptable ways to respond to situations that may some times be difficult.
Students were then told about the Panther Store. They heard about the prizes and items that are available to buy and how to earn points to make purchases. After they heard about how to earn points assistant principal, Mr. Martinez, had some games for students to participate in and earn PBIS points.
The first game was a basketball shoot out between students and teachers. Students shot basketballs from the free throw line on one side and teachers shot from the free throw line on the other side of the court. The first round was a tie but students were able to rally and end with a win. The last game included a student being chosen to answer questions that recapped what they learned in the assembly. This student won over 100 PBIS points.
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. The PBIS practices and systems establish a foundation of regular, proactive support while preventing unwanted behaviors.