Hillcrest PBIS


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    Welcome to the Hillcrest PBIS Website!

    Be Safe • Be Respectful • Be Responsible


    Purpose Statement

    PBIS will provide a proactive and positive educational environment in which all those who enter feel a sense of belonging and community. Hillcrest Elementary School will be a place where children are able to learn and achieve at high levels academically because the expectations of safe, respectful, and responsible behavior will be taught and then reinforced through the use of clear and common language by all staff.   

    Hillcrest Elementary School will:

    • Teach and reinforce positive school behavior to follow school rules
    • Create a predictable environment and use consistent language, interventions, and consequences
    • Promote a positive school climate with shared responsibility among all staff
    • Develop the relationship among our school, parents, and community
    • Promote a safe environment, responsible learners, and respectful students



    The PBIS Universal Team:

    Tier 1 U-Team

    Debbie Johnson, Assistant Principal

    Co-Chairs  (Internal Coaches) Jennifer Kalmus, 3rd Grade Teacher and MaryMargaret Howe, Math Interventionist

    Tiffany Hudson, 3rd Grade Teacher

    Mariana Celis, 2nd Grade Teacher

    Amanda Colletti, Parent Representative

    Rachel Brown, Para-Professional


    The PBIS Tier 2 Team: 

    Holly Kaprosy, Principal

    Co-Chairs  (Internal Coaches) Samantha Schott, PLTW Teacher and McKenna Gomez, Special Education Teacher

    Emily Bridgman, 5th Grade Teacher

    Deon Obrochta, Kindergarten Teacher

    Emily Hellmann, School Psychologist

    What is PBIS?

    PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  The program is used as a means of encouraging positive behavior throughout the school. Students are encouraged to be safe, respectful and responsible.  When students are observed behaving in this manner, they can receive a PAW.  The students then have an opportunity once a month to visit the PAWS Store to purchase various items with the PAWS earned.

    Why use PBIS?

    PBIS is a wonderful behavior program that is used in many schools throughout the United States. The program is based on rewarding students for their good choices, in order to promote positive behavior throughout the school climate.