Welcome to the Positive Behavior Intervention Services (PBIS) website at
Harvey Austin Elementary School #97!
We would like to offer this site to students, parents and staff to encourage conversation about how school behaviors and choices affect student learning and the school environment.
We utilize Panther Paws
to encourage behavior that embodies the 3 R's - Respect, Responsibility and Reflection
. Panther Paws may be redeemed for $.05 at the school store. Students that demonstrate behavior that goes above and beyond are eligible for Golden Paws
. Recipients of Golden Paws are entered into a monthly drawing.
Our first focus will be aspects of bullying: what exactly is bullying? what can children or adults do who feel bullied? how can we help the person bullying see the destructive nature of this behavior? Having a discussion on these topics is a good first step.
There is useful information at www.tolerance.org
If you have questions or suggestions. please contact Ms. Mahoney Pre K - 3rd grade room 156, Ms. Hutton 4th - 6th grades room 134, Ms. Schmit 7th - 8th grades room 139 or Mrs. Sardo room 110.