MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School Recognized as Banner School for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program

The MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School has been named a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) banner school by the Iowa Department of Education.

PBIS is a multi-tiered program that works to provide a positive, predictable, safe and supportive environment so all students can achieve academic success. PBIS emphasizes positive behaviors and works to minimize negative behaviors with the goal of maximizing instructional time in the classroom.

In order to meet the banner school requirement, faculty at the school implemented processes of the PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 program requirements, which work to meet the behavioral, social and emotional needs of students.

“I am really happy that the teachers in our building have embraced PBIS. The system not only targets student behaviors but also helps us to create a safe and positive environment for all students, “Cam Smith, MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School Principal, says.

The MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School has been involved with PBIS for the past three years. Last year the middle school was recognized as an emerging school, acknowledging that the PBIS program had been started and training requirements were met.

The middle school has two PBIS teams. The Tier 1 team includes Kelly Van Wyk, Blake Wieking, Scott Starkweather and Kelli Boersma. The Tier 2 team includes Joel Boersma, Abby Vande Kieft, Jon Mouw and Lisa Purdy-Ciesielski. Those on the Tier 2 team also worked to start PBIS at the middle school.