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The Bluejay Way

Students and staff at Ashland-Greenwood Elementary have implemented the Bluejay Way this past semester.  The Bluejay Way is our school’s approach to School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, team based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. School-wide PBIS increases student academic performance, decreases problem behavior, increases safety, and establishes positive school climates through research-based strategies and systems.

The key components of an effective school-wide PBIS system involve:

  • Clearly defining and teaching a set of behavioral expectations

  • Consistently acknowledging and rewarding appropriate behavior

  • Constructively addressing problematic behavior

  • Effectively using behavioral data to assess progress

PBIS at Ashland-Greenwood Elementary

The focus of  PBIS at Ashland-Greenwood Elementary is a tool to teach, reinforce and support positive behavior for all students.The Bluejay Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe are the three school-wide expected behaviors. Specific expectations are posted in each area of the building to guide student behavior throughout the school. The Bluejay Way provides universal expectations for all students and how the expectations should look throughout the school (i.e. in the hallways, classroom, at recess, bathroom, etc). Students can earn Bluejay Bucks by demonstrating the expected behaviors during the school day and have an opportunity to have their name drawn on a weekly basis for prizes.