PBIS / Knights Pride

What is Knights Pride? What is PBIS?
The Phelps School District is proud to announce that we are now a member of the PBIS network. PBIS, or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a framework of supports designed to maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students. It includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate behaviors in order to create a positive environment in our schools and in our community. 

Why do we need PBIS in Phelps?
PBIS has had much success throughout our nation and we are excited to implement these interventions and supports in our District as well. The ultimate goal of PBIS is to increase academic performance, improve school safety, decrease problem behaviors, and establish a positive school culture. The expected outcomes from PBIS will not only affect our schools, but will flow into the homes of our students, as well as, our community.

At Phelps, our core expectations are:

  • Respect

  • Integrity

  • Trust

  • Commit

  • Care


Goals of Knights Pride (PBIS)

  • To improve student academic achievement by first improving student behaviors.

  • To create a uniform framework which all staff members will implement to support

our students.

  • To establish target behavioral problems through the use of data and provide additional support when necessary.

  • To recognize positive behaviors and teach these expectations to others.

  • To improve our students relationship with their school and community.


Major” vs. “Minor” Discipline

“Major” and “Minor” behaviors have always been present in the school setting.  What we are doing with Knights Pride is documenting these behaviors so that we can target specific behavior issues in our school.


Minor: Low-Level Infractions (Examples of Reportable Items)

  • Disruptive behavior

  • Keeping your body to yourself

  • Defiance/Non-compliance

  • Tardies


Major: High-Level Infractions (Examples of Reportable Items)

  • Receiving three minors in the same reportable category within a quarter

  • Physical harm

  • Cell Phone use

  • Repeated non-compliance


Help us Help Your Child!  We Need your Support!

You are the most important person in your child’s life.


Parents are the most important teaching partners.  Here are some ways you can have an impact in your child’s academic and social life:

•  Talk with your child about his or her day.  

•  Ask your children if they have homework.  Sit with them while they complete it.  

•  Keep communication between you and your child’s teacher open and active throughout the year.

•  Focus on the positive things your child is doing.

•  Be a positive role model.


Family-School-Community Partnerships Work!


Forty years of research shows that schools with effective partnerships with the family and community have:


  • Students with higher grades and test scores, better attendance, higher graduation rates, and   greater enrollment in postsecondary education

  • Students with more positive attitudes and behavior

  • Teachers with higher morale and higher ratings from parents

  • Families who give the school more support

  • Communities which regard the school more highly

If you have any question please feel free and call the school. We are more then happy to answer any question you might have.


PBIS Frequently Asked Questions




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Kevin Hill,
Dec 22, 2016, 12:30 PM
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Dec 22, 2016, 12:07 PM
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Dec 22, 2016, 12:04 PM
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