Newton-Conover Middle School strives to catch kids doing good things at school. The Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) model encourages educators to reward positive behavior in addition to providing constructive redirection for unfavorable actions. Over the course of the past few weeks, Charles Draper and Josh Weese, as well as several other staff members, have been working with local businesses to collect prizes and incentives for middle school students who are “caught being good.”
Bojangles, Sonic, Burger King, PDQ, State Cinema, Target and Skateland all provided donations. Karen Waibel, teacher at NCMS, also donated 18 t-shirts to the PBIS store.
All donated items are going to go into the NCMS PBIS store. As students throughout the campus are “caught being good” (being respectful, demonstrating an understanding of appropriate boundaries and voice tone in the hallway and cafeteria, following instructions, accepting feedback appropriately, and celebrating diversity), they earn “Drive Dollars” from school staff. These Drive Dollars can be used to “buy” items from the PBIS store. The PBIS store is housed in Mr. Weese’s office.