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Ridgeway Middle International Baccalaureate Candidate School 6333 Quince Road Memphis, TN 38119. 2012-2013 P ositive B ehavior I ntervention S trategies. We have high standards for academic achievement. We work to ensure that the environment is safe and orderly.

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2012 2013 p ositive b ehavior i ntervention s trategies
Ridgeway Middle

International Baccalaureate Candidate School

6333 Quince Road

Memphis, TN 38119

guiding principles

We have high standards for academic achievement.

  • We work to ensure that the environment is safe and orderly.
  • Teachers, students and parents work very hard to increase academic achievement, attendance and promotion standards.
  • We want all of our students to reach their academic potential.
  • Establishing and maintaining a learning community is vital to the success of all students.
Guiding Principles
vision mission


Ridgeway Middle School is a focal point for our students, their familiesand the community. Our school environment is positive and supportive,yet challenging, setting high expectation for achievement and personal conduct. Our school enables educators, parents, and members of the community to unite in our efforts to empower students to become lifelong learners, productive citizens, and community leaders. We continually explore opportunities to provide optimal learning experiencesfor every student.


Our mission at Ridgeway Middle School is to maximize the learning experience of every child by nurturing, guiding, and challenging studentsto reach their fullest potential, as we build leaders, create heroes and ensure our future as our students become life-long learners and productive participants in an increasingly diverse global community.

Vision / Mission
philosophy background

Learning should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.

  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • “The aim of the IB program is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship
  • of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”
  • Teachers are devoted to ensuring the holistic education of each student.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility of ensuring that the mission of the school is fulfilled.
Philosophy Background
school wide goals and or objectives

Decrease office referrals by 15%

    • 2011-2012 Data
    • 843 Behavior Infractions
    • 2010-2011 Data
    • 689 Behavior Infractions
  • Increase parental and community involvement
School-wide Goalsand/or Objectives
pbis team

Ridgeway Middle

PBIS team is representative

of the school faculty and includes an administrator.

*Indicates members mandated by MEA contract.

pbis team1


Team members will commit to meet within two weeks following the end of each 20-day attendance period.

Mrs. Turner will serve as team designeeto collect data.


Culture Team

Culture Team Training June 2012

school rules

Students are expected to:

    • Keep hands, feet, objects, and negative comments to yourself.
    • Respect ALL adults in the building, and use appropriate language.
    • Maintain positive interactions with adults and peers.
    • Eating and drinking are allowed only in the cafeteria; gum chewing is prohibited.
    • Adhere to Memphis City Schools dress code policy.
School Rules
classroom rules


  • L – Listen carefully and follow directions.
  • E – Enter the classroom prepared to learn.
  • A – Always use class time for class work.
  • R – Respect yourself and others.
  • N – No Excuses! Never give up!
Classroom Rules
the five a s


  • Accountability
  • Appearance
  • Action
  • Achievement
The Five ‘A’s
behavior expectation matrix


  • Entry
  • Enter silently.
  • Remove hats and exterior clothing.
  • Report to locker and immediately to homeroom.
  • Afternoon
  • Exit
  • Teachers dismiss students.
  • Exit quickly and quietly without PLAYING.
  • Report directly to designated after-school activity.
  • Exit campus immediately.
Behavior Expectation Matrix
behavior expectation matrix1


  • Walk silently to the right of the hallway (on the gray).
  • Students must have appropriate pass.
Behavior Expectation Matrix
behavior expectation matrix2


  • Enter and exit silently and swiftly.
  • Silently line up, get a tray, and remain seated.
  • Table talk at a 6 inch voice once you have been seated.
  • Put trash in proper place.
  • When exiting, line up silently.
Behavior Expectation Matrix
behavior expectation matrix3


  • ZONE
  • Use all media resources properly.
  • Ask to use computers.
  • Use hall pass to enter and exit library.
Behavior Expectation Matrix
behavior expectation matrix4


  • No contact with other students.
  • Must have a hall pass or supervision.
  • Respect others use of the restroom.
  • Keep all areas clean.
Behavior Expectation Matrix
behavior expectation matrix5


  • Dismissal 2:05
  • Walk directly to cafeteria with bus pass visible.
  • Enter the bus in a safe and orderly manner.
  • Remain seated at all times.
  • Maintain a 6 inch voice.
  • Respect driver and follow all rules of the bus.
Behavior Expectation Matrix
what is effective classroom management

Combination of sound instructional strategies and management of student behavior in a variety of ways.

  • Critical component of teacher effectiveness.
What is effective classroom management?

Adolescents (Age 10 – 15)

  • Attitudes, values, rapid personal changes, puberty, peer pressure, acceptance, eating habits, think more abstractly, overreact to embarrassment, fads, self-esteem fluctuates, curious
classroom management

Consider who is being taught and who is doing the teaching--defines the appropriate classroom management strategy

Classroom Management
school procedures

No students should be in the hall

the first or last ten minutes

of each class period.



School Procedures
school procedures1

Arrival and Dismissal(Morning Entry & Afternoon Exit)

After proceeding through metal detection, students will report to breakfast or homeroom upon entering the building. Teachers and administrators will greetthe students as they enter the building at designated entrances. Students are considered tardy after 7:25 a.m. Students who are tardy should report to the discipline office to receive an admit to class.

Students should not arrive on campus until 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria will be open at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast. Students should not be in the halls before school.

A staggered dismissal will begin with bus riders at 2:05 p.m. Walkersand car riders will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. Students should be off campus by 2:30 p.m. unless accompanied by a teacher for a specific activity.

Ridgeway Middle is a Fight Free Zone!

School Procedures
school procedures2


  • No student should be in the hall without a hall pass
  • Hall Passes - Name, destination, date and time
  • Walk on the right side only (gray line)
  • Hall passes will be assigned to only one student at a timeRidgeway Middle is a Fight Free Zone!
School Procedures
school procedures3


School Procedures

Ridgeway Middle is a Fight Free Zone!

school procedures4



  • Morning
  • Before or after lunch (determined by team)
  • Before 8th period
  • Each core team will develop a restroom break schedule (designated times unless emergency)



  • Students enter silently
  • Students will sit in designated areas
  • The last five minutes will be designated as quiet time to begin transitions
  • Students are seated by teams
School Procedures

Ridgeway Middle is a Fight Free Zone!

school procedures5


  • Follow the MCS uniform policy
  • Shirts must be tucked in
  • No pastel shirt colors
  • Jackets must be black, blue, khaki, or white
  • White undershirts
  • No flip-flops/open toe sandals
  • No multi-color shoe strings or belts
School Procedures
classroom procedures

Each team will incorporate researched-based strategies for the following:

    • Getting up from seat
    • Asking for help
    • Cooperative groups
    • Submitting homework
    • Writing assignment protocol
    • Etc.
  • Ridgeway Middle is a Fight Free Zone!
Classroom Procedures
how we teach the rules and procedures

Grade-level assemblies

  • Code of conduct review and assessment
  • Role-play, model, practice, review and assess
  • Posted Rules and Behavior Matrices
  • Lesson Plans
  • Character Ed/IB Learner Profile
How we teach the Rulesand Procedures
international baccalaureate

IB Expectations and Incentives

  • IB Student of the Month (per team) with peer nomination
  • IB Learner Profile Word of the Week during morning announcements
  • IB Pep Rally/Parent Night
  • IB Learner Profile incorporated in daily instruction
International Baccalaureate


Nine Week Ceremonies and Incentives

First:Theater- T. Goodman

Second:- McGuire

Third:- TBD

6th and 7th Grade Culminating Activities – Taylor, Winfrey, Long, Brown

8th Grade Promotional Activities – Staples, P. Greene


School-Wide (Academics, Behavior and Attendance)

Luncheon – Jackson

Theater – Turner

Ice Cream Social – McGuire

Sky Zone – Goodman

Popcorn Social – Minnis

Open Gym – Winfrey

Principal’s Luncheon – Mungle

Wings and Swing – Calhoun

Pizza Party – Long

Attendance Periods

Second – Pizza Party (Turner)

Third – Skyzone (Goodman)

Sixth – Dance (Turner)

Year Attendance – Field Day (Team Leaders)



  • PBIS Team
  • Adopters
  • Community
  • Donors Choose

Monthly Teacher Incentives

Aug. - Winfrey

Sept. - Williams

Oct. - Long

Nov. - Mungle

Dec. - Goodman

Jan. - Minnis

Feb. - McGuire

March - Calhoun

April - Jackson

May - Turner


Monthly Faculty Outing/Activity

character education ib learner profile

IB Learner Profile

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
  • Character Education
  • MCS Health and Wellness Curricula - taught in all classes.
  • Resources are available on the TLA website.
  • Each week a character trait is introduced during the morning announcements.
  • Character Education is incorporated in guidance sessions and included in the school newsletter.
Character Education/IB Learner Profile
atod prevention

Health/P.E. Lessons - Coaches

  • Character Education/IB - Teachers
  • Do The Right Thing Essay Contest - English Teachers
  • Mentor/Mentee Program (Clubs) - Faculty
  • School Wide Incentives - PBIS and Culture Teams
  • Gang Interventions – District Attorney Office and RMS Counselor
ATOD Prevention
harassment and bullying prevention

Review of Bullying Policy

  • Board Policy #6.304
  • It shall be a violation for any student to bully intimidate or create a hostile educational environment for another student.
  • Physical harm or damage to property
  • Reasonable fear or hostile environment
  • Annual Harassment Training
  • September 2012
Harassment and Bullying Prevention
school safety plan

Ridgeway adheres to the School-Wide Safety plan that is outlined in the Classroom Crisis Response Procedures manual. This manual provides all Memphis City Schools with consistent emergency procedures across the district.

  • Drills for tornado, lockdown, fire and earthquakes are conducted on a regular basis. Both announced and unannounced drills occur each semester.
  • Evacuation sites are clearly marked. Each classroom has a copy of the evacuation route posted. Teachers review these procedures with each class period during the first week of each semester.
School Safety Plan
monitoring process

Data is used by the School Discipline Committee to monitor progress toward strategic goals.

  • Each 20-day period disciplinary data is collected from SMS and analyzed to determine the effectiveness of our disciplinary procedures and adjustments are made accordingly.
  • The information is strategically analyzed in conjunction with the COMPSTAT and SDIS Model.
  • A mentor will be provided for new teachers. Support will be provided for all teachers.
Monitoring Process
prevention programs

Fight-Free School

  • Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies
  • Clubs
  • Guidance Department
  • Anger Management
  • Gang Intervention
  • Peer Mediation
  • Trust Pays
  • Conflict Resolution
Prevention Programs

General Procedure for Dealing with Problem Behaviors

Observe problem


Student Code of Conduct




Classroom Interventions



Ensure safety

Problem solve

Write referral &

alert administration

Problem solve





Follow procedure









have 4?


through with


Behavior Contact Log

Send referral to discipline office

with required documentation

File necessary


Follow up with student,

parent and/or teacher

intervention plan1

Students are actively engaged in meaningful learning/activities.

  • School rules and procedures have been established and are reinforced.
  • Parents are regularly contacted by teachers to discuss academic and behavior progress.
  • Teachers follow the steps/guidelines of the discipline plan.
Intervention Plan
intervention plan2

Do not tell a child to leave the room or stand in the hall as a behavior consequence. It is against board policy.

Intervention Plan
intervention plan5

Classroom Interventions and Best Practices(Implement Strategies from the Behavior Intervention Manual (BIM))

  • 1st Infraction – Verbal warning, noted on clipboard by teacher
  • 2nd Infraction – Lunch time detention OR after school detention OR conference
  • 3rd Infraction – Teacher phone call home (not during instruction) and parent conference with 24 hours
  • 4th Infraction – Office referral/behavior contract
Intervention Plan
secondary intervention

For Students Who Have Multiple Referrals

    • Implement Strategies from the BIM
    • Behavior Contract
    • Refer to Guidance
    • Home Suspension
Secondary Intervention
secondary intervention evaluation

The PBIS team, Culture team, administrators, classroom teachers and the guidance counselor will monitor student progress. Information from observations will be recorded and used to revise behavior plans and the PBIS and Culture plans.

Secondary Intervention Evaluation
tertiary interventions

The school support team will work closely with classroom teachers and parents to provide resource information and intervention strategies.

  • Counseling sessions will be conducted and individual behavior plans will be written for students who continuously experience difficulty.
      • Behavior Intervention Plan
      • S-Team meeting
Tertiary Interventions

Green zone 0 – 1, yellow zone 2 – 5, red zone 6+ office referrals






Tertiary Prevention:



Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior

Secondary Prevention:

Specialized Group

Systems for Students with At-Risk Behavior

Primary Prevention:


Wide Systems for

All Students,

Staff, & Settings

in school suspension plan

Students referred to office

  • Administrator assigns ISS for a minimum of 2 days dependent of level of offenses or repeat offense
  • Students placed in ISS the next school day until max level of students are reached in room (12-15 students)
  • Students must follow all rules listed in room and by the ISS Monitor
  • Students must bring all books and all academic materials to ISS and will not leave until assignments are complete
  • ISS Monitor will return all work to teachers
In-School Suspension Plan
iss protocol

Student referred to office

  • Administrator assigns ISS and determines # of days
  • ISS monitor makes copies of ISS Referral Form (White)
  • same day
  • Teachers should have an ISS folder for students with work to be completed only in case of an in class activity or lab.
  • Teachers place a copy of weekly lesson plans/MYP units in the ISS monitor’s box according to the same deadline for facilitator
ISS Protocol
iss rules

Must complete all work given by ISS Coordinator and Teachers

  • No Verbal or Non Verbal communication
  • No sleeping, laying head down, or propping head on hand
  • No sharing books or materials
  • No eating food or drinking during ISS (Lunch Time Only)
  • Raise hand for all questions
  • Do not leave seat without permission
  • Must perform lunch duty
    • 1 hour will be added for each rule broken or correction of negative behavior
ISS Rules
iss facts

Not a dumping ground for students by teachers

  • Must be cleared through office
  • Student must receive credit for ISS and NOT Zeros
  • Most successful Behavior Intervention Program that promotes academics success and character development
ISS Facts
plan for support monitoring

Introduction/review of character education/IB Learner Profile

  • School Newsletter is used to inform parents of updates, activities and programs.
  • Parents/stakeholders participate in planning activities, programs and celebrations.
  • School Leadership Council
Plan for Support & Monitoring
plan for support monitoring1

Student Code-of-Conduct Posttests

  • PBIS Schedule
  • 20-day Data Review
  • School Support Team
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Social Worker
    • Anger Management Classes
  • Professional Development
  • Mentors
  • School Teams
  • PBIS Team
Plan for Support & Monitoring
supplemental documents resources

Clipboard Monitoring Document

  • Behavior/Parent Contact Log
  • Duty Roster
  • Classroom Expectations Handouts
  • District Harassment and Bullying Policies
  • Student Code-of-Conduct
  • Behavior Intervention Manual
Supplemental Documents/Resources

We have to teach the students

We Have

Not the students we use to have

Not the students we want to have

Not the students of our dreams

We have to teach the students

We Have.