What is PBIS?
It is recognized throughout the country as a school wide positive behavior intervention support program that focuses on those students who are doing the “right thing” and identifies those students who are at-risk and in need of extra support for early intervention. To find out more, please visit the national website at http://www.pbis.org/
Be Safe...Be Respectful...Be Responsible...and to Be a Learner.
Highland High School has invested time and energy into promoting a positive school climate by creating a Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) team. One component of our team is to encourage students to continue to behave in appropriate ways by providing them with incentives for doing so. On an ongoing basis, students are recognized by staff for exhibiting expected behaviors with individual and group acknowledgements. Faculty and staff are forming positive relationships with students by recognizing those students who exhibit PBIS expectations on a daily basis throughout the school community.
PBIS is a data driven, best practices, systems changes program which provides clear outcomes that support our students and faculty. We believe that this positive behavior program will enable all of our students to strive for social competence and successful academic achievements.To ensure a successful program, students and faculty are surveyed during the school year to gain feedback on the program. This information allows the PBIS team to modify the program and make the necessary changes to address any questions or concerns.
Students should be familiar with proper behavior expectations for the hallway, cafeteria, locker rooms, and The Learning Center that clearly state the expected behavior in those areas. Please see Related Files at the bottom of the page for the link to further information in detail.
If you have any questions about the program or would like to donate to the high school’s PBIS program, please feel free to email us at HHSPBIS@highland-k12.org or call us at (845) 691-1020.
Highland High School Peer Mediation
Our Peer Mediation Program at the High School operates under the philosophy that conflict is an expected and natural part of life. We, therefore, seek to find peaceful solutions to differences of opinion. Our student participants believe that young people have the right to try and solve their own problems and be responsible members of their school community.
If you are experiencing a conflict with another person at school, feel free to fill out the Peer Mediation Referral Form at the bottom of this page. These forms can be turned in at the high school main office, or to Mrs. Petrosoff in room E-11.
Members of the HHS PBIS Team:
Co-Chairs: Josh Tatum and Michael Paff
Team Members: Krista Petrosoff, Ryan Judge, Josh Tatum, Stefanie Whiston, Stephanie Santagada, Pete Forman, Christina Saylor, Dana Distasi, Michael Paff.