PBIS - Positive Behavior

Spotlight on PRIDE at Heusner:

  Heusner staff has engaged the school community in creating an acronym that represents important character traits for students to have in order to be successful.  Students, Parents, and Staff came up with PRIDE.  Heusner staff  believes in teaching school-wide expectations. 


 Heusner’s Core Discipline Beliefs

Heusner has adopted the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports model from the state department.  As part of this process we have examined and created our core beliefs about discipline:

  • Students are given opportunities to make decisions and live with the consequences, good or bad.
  • Whenever possible, students should see a reasonable connection between their actions and the consequences that follow (logical consequences).
  • Students should be guided through dialogue and expected to solve problems and adopt new behaviors without creating problems for anyone else.
  • Every attempt will be made to maintain dignity of the student and the adult during a discipline situation.
  • Teachers will take time to guide, teach, and reward student behavior.
  • What teachers do will depend on the special person and the special situation.


Pride Patrol – Building Future Leaders

Heusner believes in developing student leaders.  Each month teachers nominate one student from each classroom that has demonstrated PRIDE to be the Pride Patrol Leader.  Pride Patrol Leaders teach a lesson to the school community at the Pride Assembly.  They also have leadership jobs in the school.

Pride Assemblies

Each month we have a PRIDE Assembly.  These assemblies recognize and celebrate the great leaders we have at Heusner.  They also are where our Pride Patrol teaching important lessons for the student body.  We have fun playing games and connecting with each other as we learn important skills.