The PBIS team implemented the Futral 15 to increase behavioral expectations and better prepare our students for future success and help them be the best people they can be. Please help us reinforce these skills by teaching and modeling these expectations at home.
Each month, Students of the Month are recognized for consistently displaying the Futral 15 area of focus.
Below are the Futral 15 behaviors we are focusing on each month.
August - Make eye contact
September - Respond when spoken to
October - Complete assignments
November - Hold doors for others
December - Respect others and others' ideas
January - Use good manners (ie. says please & thank you)
February - Learn from your mistakes
March - Celebrate others' success and accomplishments
April - Use good manners (ie. says excuse me when bumping others)
Why does Futral Road believe it is important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors? Frequently, the question is asked, "Why should we have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can we not just expect good behavior?" In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by punishing students. Research has shown that punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Teaching behavioral expectations and recognizing students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur and punishing students. The purpose of school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Support) is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. This year's positive behavior support team includes both staff and Futral Road parents. We look forward to working together to create the best possible learning environment for your student. Staff team members for this year include: Ben Steele, Amie Chambers, Sandra Long, Amy Murphy, Crystal Long, Ashley Reid, Jena Myers, Fallon Davis, Lorraine Lassiter, Sarah Meeks, and Jessica Lalumiere. If you have questions about Futral's PBIS program, you may contact Sandra Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the PBIS team members.