Marysville High School was awarded the Silver Level for successful implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). This award is given by the California PBIS Coalition as part of their System of Recognition, reflecting excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Marysville High School was acknowledged at the 2nd Annual California PBIS Coalition Conference in Sacramento in October 2017.
What is PBIS?
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. It is a research based program out of University of Oregon that was introduced at MHS in the fall of 2013. The program revolves around our school’s three rules, “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Healthy.” It is a three tiered model. In Tier I, the entire student body is explicitly taught how to be respectful, responsible and healthy through student created PBIS videos. These videos and the corresponding lessons are taught to the entire student body during the first week of school and revisited throughout the school year. This program is also presented at the freshman/new student orientation, called Indian Training Day, to orient incoming freshman, new students, and their families to the program. A key component of Tier I is to acknowledge and reward positive behavior, which Marysville High School has successfully implemented through the “Wampum Card” reward system.
Using this positive tool, all staff including teachers, support staff, and clerical staff are able to reward students for observed positive behavior by giving them a Wampum Card that the student turns in to the Wampum Card Box in the Activities Office. Drawing rewards include weekly drawings for lunch with a staff member (paid for by staff members), rally drawings for restaurant gift certificate (paid for by staff members), quarterly drawing for iPods and Kindle Fires (donated), and semester drawings of an Apple iPad Mini (donated).
Earn a Wampum Ticket
Turn in your Wampum Card into the Student Store
Wait for your name to be drawn every Friday for a Wampum lunch.
Additional drawings occur at the end of the quarter, semester, and at rallies.