Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

  • What Is PBIS?

    pbis A primary goal of Northwest Junior High is for every member of our community to learn and demonstrate safe, responsible and
    respectful behaviors. For this reason, in 2010, Northwest adopted Positive Behavior and Instructional Supports (PBIS) as its primary behavior system. PBIS supports proper behavior by teaching, acknowledging and supporting students when they exhibit behaviors that are safe, responsible and respectful. Below is a matrix of various areas in the school and expected student behaviors. Students that conduct th emselves according to this matrix will certainly be pointed in the Direction of Success. 

    To help serve as constant reminders, posters are placed throughout the building reminding students of expected behaviors in each of the areas listed below.

    For further information about the origin and details follow this link: www.pbis.org/school








    All Areas



    Lunch Line

    Bus Area


    Act calmly; avoid actions which would harm yourself, others or property; keep hands, body and objects to self

    Walk; maintain space between you and the person ahead of you; refrain from playing and goofing off

    Stay seated and wait for your table to be dismissed; keep feet under table and hands to yourself

    Walk and keep hands to yourself; walk to and in serving area

    Walk bikes in the bus lanes; get on bus in an orderly manner; stay behind the red line; keep a clear passage to and from the front doors


    Be accountable for your words and actions; follow adult directions the first time

    Keep hands to yourself

    Clean table and area; refrain from saving seats; sign-out to use restroom (return within four minutes); be in your seat on time; take your tray to the cart/ window; get permission to leave

    Keep the line moving; have your lunch number memorized; put lunch money in account before 10am; pay for all food you take

    Be on time; be ready for the bus no later than 3:30; keep hands to yourself


    Show consideration in words and actions to all; use polite language and appropriate tone and volume

    Walk on the right; keep moving in the appropriate direction; use voice level 1 or 2

    Use appropriate table manners; keep food on your tray  or in your mouth; use appropriate language and voice level 2

    Stay in line and refrain from cutting; be considerate to cafeteria staff; make healthy choices; use voice level 2

    Use appropriate language; be kind and helpful to visitors, especially the young ones; use voice level 1 or 2



    Locker Rooms

    Little Theater




    Keep hands and object to self; get changed and go; report problems to an adult

    Use the aisles to walk to and from your seat; return tables to the stored position after using them for study hall, lectures, and presentations

    Use bathroom for appropriate purpose; report to health office if you are ill; wash hands for 15 seconds every time you use the restroom

    Keep hands to yourself and respect property of others


    Put away and lock-up all of your things; keep your combination private; use deodorant

    Keep the seats clean and free of writing; keep your feet on the floor and off the seats; keep theater free of food and drink; place gum in the trash can when entering

    Use, flush, wash, leave; report problems to an adult; keep restroom clean

    Be prepared – bring all necessary supplies to class; be in your seat on time


    Wash clothes often; be kind to one another; use voice level 1 or 2

    Keep seats clean and free of writing; Be a courteous audience member; listen to the theater supervisor; be helpful when asked; use voice level 0, 1, 2, or 3 depending on the situation

    Respect the privacy of others; use voice level 0 or 1

    Be polite and kind to others – use appropriate language and have a pleasant attitude;  speak in turn; honor the opinions and answers of others; follow the teacher’s directions.