Freedom Middle School is a PBIS school. 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. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all youth by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
At Freedom we focus on 3 "BEs"
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Academically Engaged
Students can earn "Patriot Pride Awards" when their teachers see them exhibiting one of the 3 BEs and can use these tickets to purchase items from the PBIS store each month.
Each year at the start of the school year Freedom hosts a PBIS Kickoff Day in which students review the PBIS Matrix that outlines expectations for behavior. Students engage in a variety of activities that include making videos, acting out scenarios, and illustrating ways to follow the 3 BEs. At the end of the day there is a whole school assembly to celebrate a new school year of following the 3 BEs.