Mission  Columbus Middle School will nurture, educate, and motivate students to be respectful, responsible, and resourceful individuals make ethical decisions and contributes to our global society.

Vision All students will score proficient or advanced on all high stakes testing.

Value Statements

• Absolute student focus: We will be committed to providing exemplary instruction to all students entrusted to our care.

• Commitment: We will be compelled to achieve our best personal performance in order to enhance the effectiveness of Columbus Middle School.

• Competency: We will continually acquire new knowledge and skills, maintain and enhance our proficiency, and share our knowledge and experience with others in order to enhance the effectiveness of our school.

• Integrity: We will do what is right legally and morally. We will hold to the highest standard of personal and professional ethics.

• Service: We will strive to meet the diverse needs of our students and staff.

• Collaboration: We will communicate and work together toward the vision, mission, and goals of the district.

• Innovation: We will encourage, ingenuity, creativity, and discovery as we prepare our students to be successful in the 21st Century.

• Accountability: We will take responsibility for all learners who attend Columbus Middle School.

• High Expectations: We will expect the best of ourselves, all students, and staff.

What is PBIS?

PBIS is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. It is a school-wide approach to discipline, establishing expectations, developing a process to create a safe and more effective school. It is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, developments of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based schoolwide, classroom, and individualized interventions.

What are the key components?

The key components of an effective school-wide PBIS System involve:

• Clearly defining and teaching a set of behavioral expectation

• Consistently acknowledging and rewarding appropriate behavior.

• Constructively addressing problematic behavior

• Effectively using behavioral data to assess progress

The ultimate goal is to increase student academic performance, decrease problem behavior, increase safety, and establish positive school climates through research-based strategies and systems.

PBIS at Columbus Middle School

Columbus Middle School has 3 main expectations for students and staff.


All students and staff practice being respectful, responsible, and safe every day. There are posters throughout the building to as reminders of how to behave in each area of school.

How are the PBIS Expectations taught?

Teachers present expectations throughout the year.

What happens if a student does not follow expectations? Teachers follow the discipline ladder.

What is the PBIS Kick Off and Refresher events

In September, we will kick off PBIS with a pep rally. We will have other PBIS related events throughout the year.

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