Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)

PBIS is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide discipline based on a RtI model. PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture. 

The PBIS model has been successfully implemented in thousands of schools in over 40 states, resulting in dramatic reductions in disciplinary interventions and increases in academic achievement. Data-based decision making is a hallmark of PBIS, allowing successes to be easily shared with all relevant stakeholders.

TOPS (Tigers and Owls Positively Successful) is infused into our daily routines. As a school we focus on teaching our expectations, positively reinforcing them and acknowledging students for following the expectations.

Body Basics

  • Sit/stand in and maintain your personal space
  • Look at the speaker
  • Voice off
  • Listening ears
  • Hands and feet quiet

Line Basics

  • Face forward in single file
  • Voice off
  • Hands by your sides
  • Quiet walking feet
  • Stay to the right
  • Line up promptly
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The Appleton Area School District (AASD) is committed to providing students with a safe, secure, and healthy school environment that allows all students to maximize their learning potential. 

The Board of Education considers bullying to be detrimental to the health and safety of students and disruptive to the educational process and is prohibited. Education, intervention, awareness, and prevention exists for staff and students to ensure a learning environment that is free of bullying or intimidation.

To report an incident of bullying behavior, please complete the Bullying Allegation Report Form and submit to the appropriate building administrator/designee.

Read more about Bullying Prevention and Response in the AASD