Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Thompson Middle School PBIS team is to foster and promote a safe and positive school environment that enhances student learning through teaching and recognizing positive behavior.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is our school-wide TMS behavior program. 

PBIS establishes clear expectations for behavior in all areas of the school (classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, library, gym, etc.). 

Students who exhibit positive behaviors are rewarded with POWER tickets, which they may save and spend on school supplies and other items.

Here is a link to our school's Matrix with definitions for each area:


A more in-depth look at POWER in each area can be viewed here:

Everyone All the Time

Classroom, Library, Computer Lab





Some Positive Press:

Newport Patch, March 9, 2012: http://newport.patch.com/announcements/thompson-students-earn-movie-reward

Newport This Week, March 15, 2012 (page 2) : http://issuu.com/newportthisweek/docs/ntw_03_15_12_e-edition2 

A PBIS outside resource link (PBIS World) . . . http://www.pbisworld.com/ 

For our 5th graders in the building: Recess

Here is the school's referral form: Referral Form

One of the interventions we use at Thompson

is a process called Check-In/Check-Out. 

Here is the form for that: CICO