At Rocky Mountain Middle School, we utilize positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to assist students and educators. It is the only approach to addressing behavior that is specifically mentioned in IDEA law and is implemented in all 50 states.
Key Features of PBIS
PBIS is an evidence-based framework developed to assist school teams in providing preventative, positive behavioral support for ALL students. This system of support includes:
- Clearly defined behavioral expectations
- Social and behavioral skills instruction
- Positive and proactive discipline
- Active supervision and monitoring
- Positive acknowledgment
- Data-based decision making
Outcomes of PBIS:
- Increased Academic Performance
- Increased School Safety
- Decreased Problem Behavior
- Decreased Bullying Behavior
- Established Positive School Cultures
As a part of what we are doing with PBIS, we have schoolwide expectations for every area of our school that is required of all students. These expectations are aligned with the Code of Student Conduct outlined by Bonneville School District #93. Students and parents should be familiar with the Code of Student Conduct for all expectations. Rocky Mountain's schoolwide expectations are listed below, and you can access the area-specific expectations in the links panel on this page. To assist with remembering these expectations, we use the acronym ROAR:
- Have a Good Attitude: Be proactive - smile and be kind.
- Dress for Success: Follow the district dress code policy as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and elaborated upon as a school here.
- Respect Fellow Students and ALL Adults: Be polite and respectful to everyone you see during the day. Follow instructions that you receive from adults in the school.
- Respect School and Others’ Property: Be mindful of school property. Treat lockers, desks, tables with care. Treat others’ property with respect.
Own Your Education:
- Come to School: Make sure you are at school ready to learn. You need to be in school in order to be successful. RMMS needs you here!
- Do Your Best: Always try your best in any activity or lesson. Keep trying and don’t get discouraged or frustrated.
- Keep Yourself to Yourself: Remember to keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself. This will keep you and others safe.
- Use Common Sense: If you are about to do something that will hurt someone physically or emotionally, don’t do it.
- Ready to Learn: Come ready to learn and to participate in all of your classes.
- Be Prepared to Learn: Bring all of the necessary supplies and books you need in order to be successful in class.
- Be On-Time to Learn: Make sure you come to class on time and are not tardy. In order to be successful, you need to be in class on time ready to learn.