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Lenihan PBIS

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Has your child been recognized for doing his or her job here at Lenihan? Have you heard about tickets at your house? We are continuing a school-wide behavior plan called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We want to help your student be an excellent learner! When teachers design great lessons and students do their jobs and choose positive behaviors, learning can happen every day for every student. Everyone who shares a part of your child’s day at Lenihan is part of his or her coaching team. Teachers, para-professionals, substitute teachers, custodians, lunchroom staff, nurses, counselors, office staff, bus drivers, special support staff are all working to reward and recognize your child when he or she makes good choices. 

PBIS has five major components to ensure school-wide success

  1. Educational strategies to learn what it means to follow the CATS way 

  2. Positive encouragement and acknowledgement when students demonstrate appropriate behavior 

  3. Tracking of minor and major behavior incidences so school-wide and classroom decisions can be made

  4. Analyzing data from minor and major referrals for academic and behavior interventions

  5. Consistent consequences

PBIS expectations at each location

Assemblies             Bus                         Classroom

Hallway                    Lunchroom            Playground           Restroom


If you have any questions regarding PBIS activities at Lenihan, please contact one of our team members:

Jenny Butler, Reading Interventionist            Matt Butler, Physical Education Teacher            Tonya Gaffney, Instructional Coach

Brandon Goldman, 6th Grade Teacher          Julie Hammond, Student Success Coach          Elaine Johnson, School Counselor

Dr. Liz Jurgensen, Associate Principal          Jeraco Whitaker, Social Worker                            Kyle Young, Principal

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