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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PVIS at its BEST!


Positive 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 forth year of implementing PBIS.


We continue to be excited 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. 


At the start of the school year, students participate in school-wide lessons that focus on how to be their BEST.   PVIS teachers use these lessons to introduce our school-wide behavior matrix and BEST expectations: 


Be Safe 

Encourage Kindness 

Show Integrity 

Take Action 


Our PBIS Team and the new SPARK Club (a function of PBIS) meet regularly to discuss ways to re-enforce positive behaviors among students during remote learning.  PVIS celebrates students who give their BEST through the new Engagement Excellence drawing and SPARK Award!   


  • The Engagement Excellence drawing recognizes students who are continuously engaged in class.  Students engaged every day for the entire month have their names entered into a virtual hat.  Five lucky students win a gift card. 


  • The SPARK Award recognizes students who spark in class by demonstrating good character and citizenship.  Every month, five teachers each select one student to receive the SPARK award.  These five students are celebrated with a yard sign, certificate and cake. 


Parents, we couldn't do this work without your active participation and support. 

THANK YOU for helping us encourage our students to be their BEST every day!