Meherrin showcases new PBIS Room

Published 5:03 am Saturday, March 2, 2019

From left, Jada Mason, Kaylin Pope and Levi Butler look through boxes to select their rewards for their points earned by their positive behavior. — Submitted Joronda Baxter

By Joronda Baxter


Meherrin Elementary showcased their new PBIS room to their students. The purpose of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them. It is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.

Every student in each grade level earn points throughout the week for their positive behavior. There are five levels for students to work toward. Level 5 is the highest that the students can receive points.

Camden Jarrett, Kristen Holland, Kennedy Bradley — Submitted Joronda Baxter

Teachers are using classroom dojo, which is a system that connects teachers with students and parents to build positive classroom communities. This also helps keep track of their students’ points. The PBIS room includes game systems, board games and many other surprises for our students.

Each week our students are working harder and determined to earn more points!