Hubbard Middle School students are working to "Build the Nest" as part of the school’s growing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. PBIS is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors while meeting the needs of all students.
Through the middle school’s newly enhanced PBIS program, students who are caught demonstrating Eagle P.R.I.D.E (prepared, responsibility, integrity, determination, encouragement) or other positive behaviors will now have their names publicly displayed on a “branch” that will be added to the building’s eagle nest mural.
“Our district’s art department helped us carry out this vision by painting a huge eagle and nest on a wall near our cafeteria. Each student who is recognized for their positive behaviors gets to sign their name on a paper branch and we hang those on the mural for everyone to see. By the end of the year, our goal is to have every student at the middle school represented on our Eagle wall,” said Toni Haidaris.
In addition to having their names added to our Eagle nest, students will continue to earn Eagle tickets for their positive behaviors. They can exchange those tickets for prizes from our Eagle cart, or they can save their tickets and redeem them for Classroom Cash, which allows them to receive rewards from their teachers such as lunch with a teacher or bonus points.