What is School-Wide Positive Behavior Support?


The application of evidence-based strategies and systems to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures.


Core Principles of P.B.S.


  • Team process

  • Facilitated leadership

  • School and District action planning

  • Data-based decision-making

  • Flexibility with fidelity of implementation

  • Working smarter, not harder

  • Emphasizing prevention, teaching and effective consequences


2016-2017 Core Team Members


Nicole Telese – Team Leader

Kathleen Manchester – Recording Secretary

Angela Mas – Tier II Updates

Dr. Deb Caron – Coach

Nicole Telese and Mary Bechtel – Data Specialists

Kristin Alvarez – MTSS Liaison

Tari Sexton – Treasurer

Yolanda Parks – Time Keeper

Wendy Tchatal – Peripheral Team Leader


P.B.S. Model School

Southport Middle School has been awarded the following Model School Honors:

  • 2007 – 2008 – Bronze Award

  • 2008 – 2009 – Silver Award

  • 2010 – 2011 – Silver Applicant

  • 2013 – 2014 – Bronze Award

  • 2014 – 2015 – Gold Award!

PBS “Special Dress” Days                                  

 Click HERE for participation rules. Final dates TBA

September  (Wear Pink to Stand Up to Bullying)

October  (Hat Day)

November  (School Spirit Day – Wear Black and Teal)

December (Holiday Hat Day)

January  (Football Jersey Day)

February  (Red Tee Shirt Day)

March  (Basketball Jersey Day)

April  (Collared Shirt Day)

May  (Dress Day)


Posted Throughout Our School

PBSSchoolwide Consequences

Last Modified: August 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm