The South Tama County High School is a PBIS school, which means that positive behavioral interventions and supports are in place.
The PBIS system is a school-wide support system where the high school staff implement strategies to define, teach, and support appropriate behaviors.
The staff expectations are for students to be respectful, responsible, ready and successful. As a PBIS staff we are implementing expectations in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, and the parking lot. One of our PBIS goals is to create a positive school environment. According to behavioral data, the STC high school has been successful in reducing unwanted behaviors through PBIS. Office interventions and referrals have decreased when compared to last year.
The high school staff recognizes students for being respectful, responsible, ready, and successful by giving students an orange slip. The student can then put the orange slip in a weekly drawing for prizes. Students are also recognized by being nominated for Student of the Month. Each month four students from each grade level who demonstrate the PBIS expectations are chosen as Students of the Month.
PBIS is implemented throughout the school district with each building level using similar strategies.