School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS)
UPCS 6-12 is partnering with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) in a three year initiative (starting during the 2016-2017 school year) to design and implement School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier 1 supports (universal), Tier 2 supports (targeted group), and Tier 3 supports (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional. SWPBIS is part of a school wide discipline approach, which places an emphasis on schoolwide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
For more information about SWPBIS, please contact building level coach, Dr. Amy Matz, at ext. 260.
High school students got to spend the day at Zone 28 for the March/April Respect Incentive.
Students who continued to have no cell phone infractions and our recent PATHway to 100 winners were treated to a Pirate game, and lucked out with nice weather.
Members of the staff and PBIS team met with students March 5th and 6th to discuss "Treating Others with Respect" in the community and school wide.
Congratulations to all our students who didn't let cell phones knock them off the PATH in January. Keep up the good work!
–Ms. Garland and Dr. Martin
The first new graphic is displayed on the second floor. Our seniors show it off, along with our new t-shirt.
The PBIS team invited UP Graduates back to speak with our juniors and seniors about how high school prepared them for college
6th Grade Pathways students in Mrs. Saxman and Mr. Prokopik's class work on making connections with each other.
Urban Pathways Charter School 6-12 has always strived to create a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students. In an effort to continue to improve our school climate, staff at UPCS have worked together to develop a new framework for recognizing and supporting student behavior, Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS). The focus of this framework is to create a positive school climate that fosters Preparing yourself, Accepting responsibility, Treating others with respect, and Helping each other be safe. This is the PATH to panther pride!