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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)

At St. Agnes School we strive to create a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students. In an effort to continue to improve our school climate, staff at St. Agnes School have worked together to form a Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Plan that we call Stag Spirit.

The focus of the Stag Spirit plan is to create a positive school climate that fosters:

  • self control
  • perseverance
  • integrity
  • respect
  • inspiration
  • teamwork.

The students learned about PBIS, our new behavior program, at a whole school assembly during the first week of school. In addition to our kick-off assembly, we will display posters around the building and in the classroom, and modify our environment to make it easier for children to be successful.

All of the staff at St. Agnes will be teaching their students the positive behaviors they are expected to demonstrate at school. In addition to the new behavior program, we have established a House System within St. Agnes School. Students at St. Agnes are familiar with the Spirit Team tradition that has been present in the school for many years. This House System is a reinvention of the Spirit Team program. The four houses are named after young saints that students can imitate:

  1. St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  2. St. Therese of Lisieux
  3. St. Dominic Savio
  4. St. Francisco Marto.

The four houses will earn SPIRIT points for positive behaviors. We will acknowledge and reward houses who consistently demonstrate these positive behaviors.

Please take some time to review with your child the positive behavior expectations described on the attached matrix. Ask your child to make sure he/she understands the expectations in different environments around the school.

Watch Our Video!

Our school video describing our plan can be found at:

Please discuss the importance of these concepts and encourage your child to be a St. Agnes Stag with SPIRIT!

With your continued support and involvement, there is no question that St. Agnes School will continue to be a place where students can excel in a safe and stimulating environment. Research shows that when the home and school work together, student learning is more successful. We look forward to working with you as true partners in your child’s education!