Gateway Elementary


Gateway is proud to be a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) school where we identify, model and celebrate positive behaviors. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children. School wide PBIS systems focus on identifying key behaviors that are actively taught and modeled. In our case, these behaviors are Lead, Empower, Achieve, Respect and Nurture (L.E.A.R.N.). Throughout the building, we recognize and acknowledge students who demonstrate these behaviors in a number of ways such as school-wide assemblies, morning announcements, DoJo points and Panther tickets. In the classroom, our PBIS strategies are important tools to decrease disruptions, increase instructional time and improve student social behavior and outcomes. PBIS is a successful tool in our building-wide core belief that we are a family and a community and we work at our best when we work together towards our values.