PBS and Character Education. West Potomac High School. Presented by: Aaron Engley, Assistant Principal Carrie Jones, School Social Worker and PBS Coach Garrett Hubbard, PBS Team Co-Leader. West Potomac High School. Northern Virginia, just south of Alexandria in Fairfax County.
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Approximately 3,000 students and 250 staff members come to West Potomac daily.
Disrespectful school climate
2003: 2386 Office Referrals
Low test scores
Lack of community involvement
Create working environments where employees…
(Buckingham & Coffman 2002, Gallup)
1. Know what is expected
2. Have materials and equipment to do job correctly
3. Receive recognition each week for good work
4. Have supervisor who cares & pays attention
5. Receives encouragement to contribute and improve
6. Can identify person at work who is “best friend”
7. Feel mission of organization makes them feel like their jobs are
8. See people around them committed to doing a good job
9. Feel like they are learning new things (getting better)
10. Have the opportunity to do their job well.
Reduce challenging student behavior through a proactive, positive, and consistent manner across all school settings
Improve academic achievement
and social competence
Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior
Systems for Students with At-Risk Behavior
Wide Systems for
Staff, & Settings
~80% of Students
Implementation Average – 92%
26.32% In Progress
Total Score – 69%
We’ve noticed a gradual change in focus from: