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What is PBIS? 
Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, kids learn about behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment.  PBIS is a proactive system approach used to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment.  It is the intent of PBIS to ensure that all students have the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to ensure success at school and beyond.

PBIS Drawings & Winners

Every Month we have a Raffle
5 Winners are selected
PBIS Drawings are done on Fridays
Caught Being Paw-some!!!! 

Here at Hillcrest  we believe in bringing out the AWESOMENESS in your student. We have integrated this philosophy throughout the school and in everything we do. 

In order to "Be PAW-SOME",  a Husky will:


 Have Respect


 Use Organizational Skills


 Safety First


 Keep Learning


 You Can Do It!


We recognize our students by giving them PAW-SOME cards for exhibiting the  above behaviors & the 7 Habits. PAW-SOME cards are filled out by the teacher or staff member, given to the student and the student turns them in to a box near the office for an opportunity drawing each month. Students can receive a front of the line pass, bracelet, or HUSKY Swag and their names will be read in the Husky Howler newsletter or morning announcements. 


Be a Proud H.U.S.K.Y
PBIS & Leader in Me
The 7 Habits support our school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) that include proactive strategies to create a positive school environment by establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in our school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

What if a student needs more support? 

Students who need many reminders about following expectations are given a reflection paper to help the student think about why it is important to follow the expectation and what they could have done differently.  The severity of the behavior will determine the course of intervention. Should a student receive a detention, they will be required to fill out a reflection form and will be retaught expectations that are handled within the classroom.

The referring staff member will make a phone call home to explain the infraction.



Tier II provides additional support for those students who are not responding to school-wide interventions, while focusing on Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe. Hillcrest’s main Tier II Intervention is a Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) system, called Husky Heroes. CICO is a research-based intervention that offers constructive and positive feedback regarding a student’s behaviors throughout the day. Husky Heroes utilizes a point sheet, which is completed by the teacher  and student after each subject in order to provide immediate feedback on how he/she did demonstrating the expected behaviors. Students who need additional support are also assigned a Hillcrest Mentor. Mentors can be Certificated, Classified, or WoodCraft Rangers Staff.  Tier II monitors the progress made by each student and determines next steps each month.