why not achieve?


Malaika Boyer

6th Grade English / History Teacher

Rosa Pastor

8th Grade Math Teacher

Statement of Behavioral Purpose

Westbrook Middle School is dedicated to cultivating a healthy and safe community where respect, perseverance, and a positive outlook encourage students towards socio-emotional and academic success.

What is P.B.I.S.?

PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. It creates a multi-tiered system of supports.

It is a school-wide integration of:

  • A systems approach for building capacity: everyone works together
  • A process for capacity building: we use the process to achieve an outcome
  • A continuum of behavior supports: appropriate supports for all students
  • Prevention focused efforts: it is more effective to prevent than to remediate
  • Instructionally focused: the best prevention is good instruction
  • Empirically sound practices: we use what has been shown to work
  • Assessment information analyzed and used on a frequent basis

Background Information

The goal of PBIS is to help all students acquire the social-behavioral skills and emotional intelligence and academic skills to have a fulfilling life. In order to achieve this, we are committed to create environments that are physically and emotionally safe, where teachers can teach and all students can learn.