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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PVIS at its BEST!
PBISPositive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a research-based, school-wide systems approach to improve school climate and create safer and more effective schools. ™ PBIS is designed to teach and reinforce positive behaviors among students. Palos Verdes Intermediate School is in its third year of implementing PBIS. This year, we are excited to reach out to parents and inform you about the efforts being made to make PVIS a safe, positive, and respectful community that values integrity, academic success, and social and emotional well-being.
During the first few days of the school year, students participate in school-wide lessons that focus on how to be their BEST self. In science, students are taught about safety and are challenged to develop a skit that demonstrates how to be safe at school. In language arts, students discuss what kindness looks like and take part in the Kindness Rocks Project by creating their own kindness rock out of paper. In social studies, students define integrity and identify people who possess integrity. In math, students learn about taking action and work with classmates to identify ways to take action at PVIS. Students have further discussions about what it means to be their "BEST" self in electives and PE classes.
PVIS teachers and staff use these lessons as a way to introduce our school-wide behavior matrix and BEST expectations:
Being Safe
Encouraging Kindness
Showing Integrity
Taking Action
At PVIS, we encourage students to be their BEST self every day. Students are recognized by receiving a BEST ticket. Tickets are turned in for school-wide Friday raffles and the Pep Rally Super Raffle where treats and prizes can be won. Students also get recognized through being selected as Sea King of the Month. This year, we're excited to host a celebration breakfast for selected students who continuously demonstrate the BEST actions throughout the trimester. 
Look out for Friday, September 6th as we celebrate our first FriYAY! The first Friday of each month is a day we dedicate to celebrate being part of the PVIS school community. At drop off, you'll notice our Leadership and ASB students and PVIS staff in the front of the school welcoming students to school. At lunch, there are a variety of activities that take place for students to have fun and celebrate PVIS as a safe and positive place to be. Great things are happening here at PVIS, and we're looking forward to sharing them with you. 
Here's to the BEST school year yet!