Home of the Patriots
Our School Mission Statement:
“Every student at Pleasant Valley Middle School is known by name, strength, and need. We believe ALL students can experience academic and personal growth.”
At Pleasant Valley Middle School, we have:
An Active PTA!
Hello Pleasant Valley students and families!
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Positive Behavior Support System has Started!!
“The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a
climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.”
What is PBIS?
“Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is
a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining safe and effective
learning environments in schools, and ensuring that all students have the
social/emotional skills needed to ensure their success at school and beyond.”
PVM PBIS Purpose Statement
expect all Pleasant Valley Middle School students to: Be Responsible, Be
Respectful, and Be Safe. We
call these expectations the Patriot Three.
PVM students are expected to follow the Patriot Three at all times
within the school. Students can earn
“Patriot Pride Tickets” by following the Patriot Three. The expectations are specifically explained
in our PBIS Matrix. Patriot Pride
Tickets are used as currency in our Patriot Store once a week before
A sample of the behavior matrix:
Keep hands, feet & objects to self
Practice Self Control
Follow directions first time given
Give your best effort
Report concerns to staff
Use good manners
No gum on campus
Respect personal space
Take care of your school
Pleasant Valley Middle School Incentives
Students at PVM are acknowledged daily by staff members
for positive behavior verbally, and with Patriot Pride Tickets for being
responsible, respectful, and safe.
Students use their tickets to purchase items such as Patriot Gear, VIP
seating during an assembly, free recess, lunch with friends, first in line for
lunch. Our main purpose for incentives
is to promote positive behavior by acknowledging students for following our
Why is it so important to focus on teaching
positive social behaviors?
Frequently, the questions is asked, “Why should I have
to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can I not just expect good
behavior?” In the infamous words of a TV
personality, “How is that working out for you?”
In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly
on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based
strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals,
suspensions and expulsions. Research has
shown that the implementation of punishment, especially, when it is used
inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is
ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and
reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student’s educational
experience. Teaching behavioral
expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive
approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to
establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.