The SES behavioral support team uses fully integrated behavioral support planning, which includes special education and related services (OT/PT, Speech-Language Pathology, and clinical). St. Elizabeth School develops exemplary Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) for individual students as deemed necessary. All SES staff members are taught positive behavior support practices, including interventions used to help prevent behaviors from escalating, as well as a continuum of behavioral support interventions.
St. Elizabeth School has received Gold Metal Status every year since 2004 from MSDE for our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (also known as PBIS) practices. PBIS is a research and evidence-based framework to improve student success in school. PBIS is a systems approach that includes a school-wide program that teaches a uniform set of behavioral expectations. These expectations apply to all school settings – classrooms, hallways, lunchrooms, gym/recreation, and even buses. Here at SES, our students participate in PBIS by receiving Eagle High 5s.
Eagle High 5s promotes a school environment in which all personnel teach a uniform set of behavioral expectations that apply to all school-wide settings. These expectations are: Responsibility, Respect, Rethink, Achievement, and Encouragement.