• What is PBIS at Richards?

    PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports.  Richards Middle School is a PBIS school. PBIS is a program that helps students develop the practice of positive behaviors. 

    The Basic Philosophy of PBIS is to:
    TEACH students how they are expected to behave
    REINFORCE their good behavior
    PROVIDE SUPPORT to students as they learn to correct misdirected behaviors

    PBIS is a framework for creating and sustaining an effective school-wide behavior system with an emphasis on preventing problems. Shifting the focus to prevention minimizes behavioral problems and increases academic time for students.

    PBIS helps provide predictability, stability, clear limits, consistency, and routine in order to create safe learning environments. Structure helps students to develop internal control and self-discipline by organizing their world and providing age-appropriate opportunities for them to make their own positive decisions. PBIS has been successful in schools throughout the United States and has met with success in several schools in Georgia.


    • Be considerate
    • Follow teacher instructions
    • Be respectful of yourself and others
    • Talk quietly
    • As for permission


    • Bring appropriate materials to class
    • Be on time
    • Follow all safety rules
    • Keep up with school property
    • Complete assignments on time

  • We have INTEGRITY!

    • Be courteous
    • Be where you are supposed to be
    • Use appropriate language
    • Do your own work

  • We have PRIDE!

    • Clean up after yourself
    • Take care of school property
    • Complete assignments