Indiana Area Elementary Schools

East Pike - Horace Mann - Ben Franklin - Eisenhower

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES

Families and Community Members,


Our schools are participating in an important district initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). Read below to learn more about what PBIS looks like at our Elementary Schools!

What is PBIS at our Schools?

Each school has adopted a unified set of school rules. Similar to the IASD Code of Student Conduct, these rules define our expectations for behavior in our schools. You will see these rules posted throughout the school, and your child learned them during his or her first days at school. Our unified school rules, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are a little bit different based on site needs and developmental ages of our students. Scroll down below to learn more about site incentives and to see what a PBIS Matrix looks like at EP, BF, HM, and IKE!

What is 'Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?'

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

Our Behavioral Matrixes

As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To keep students on the rules in a positive manner, we do the following when teaching academics and behavior:


  • Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations
  • Provide students with more praise than correction
  • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone
  • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction
  • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback

The PIKERS

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Ben Franklin HEROeS!

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Eisenhower & Horace Mann ~ RCR!

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If you have questions about Positive Behavior Support, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher. We look forward to a wonderful year of teaching your child.



Sincerely,


Erin Eisenman, Eisenhower Principal

Krista SevajIan , Horace Mann Principal

Don Springer, East Pike Principal

Kelly Urbani, Ben Franklin Principal

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Whether it was in-person or virtually, we want to THANK YOU for joining us at our first Family Engagement Night on November 4th! We hope you took something away from our time together. We are sure you have been engaging in meaningful, fun activities with your child at home, and we truly appreciate your help in helping your child's teacher to meet classwide academic goals! We couldn't do what we do without YOU!


We look forward to seeing you again on March 16, 2022! Be sure to Save the Date!

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Each school has a different name for their 'Dollars!" At East Pike, the Pikers earn Piker Points while Heroes work for Ben Bucks across town at Ben Franklin. Our 4th and 5th Graders earn Mann Money at Horace Mann and Dwight Dollars at Eisenhower! When you are talking with your child, be sure to insert the name of the tokens earned in place of the word 'Dollars!"


How many "Dollars" have you earned at school?

Are you saving your money for anything special?

Tell me about a time how you felt when you received a "Dollar?"

What is something you can do to earn "Dollars?"

How did you feel when you saw a classmate earn "Dollars" at school?

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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 20th

Special Board Meeting (Virtual), 5:30pm

Holiday Take Around Jazz - HM & EP


Holiday Spirit Week:

HO! HO! HO! & Tree Topper: Wear a Santa hat or a winter hat/fun accessories!


December 21st

Holiday Take Around Jazz - IKE & BF

PBIS Whole School Rewards


Holiday Spirit Week:

Silent Night: Wear comfy clothes/PJs (school appropriate) to ring in 2022!


December 22nd - January 2nd

Winter Break


January 3rd

Academic and Extra-Curricular Meeting, 5:30pm


January 10th

Policy & Personnel Committee Meeting, 5:30pm

Regular School Board Meeting, 7:00pm


January 17th - Act 80 Day

No School for Students


*To attend Committee or Board Meetings virtually or in-person,

please visit www.iasd.cc for more information!

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