Kingsley Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

PBIS Comes to KES

In February 2024 Kingsley Elementary School launched PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

Watch the PBIS Launch Video Here: PBIS Launch

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, tiered framework for supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. When implemented with fidelity, PBIS improves social emotional competence, academic success, and school climate. It is a way to create positive, predictable, equitable and safe learning environments where everyone thrives. 

KES Leadership developed a matrix of valued outcomes (see image below) to promote high expectations for all students. Students are given PBIS point through DOJO whenever they display behavior that is on the matrix. Any staff member in school has the ability to award PBIS points. Students points cannot be taken away. 

At the end of the month students with 60, or more, points are rewarded with a special theme party.

Celebration Dates & Themes
  • February Celebration: Game Day, March 1
  • March Celebration: Glow Party, March 29
  • April Celebration: Movie Day with Popcorn, April 29
  • May Celebration*: Popsicles on the Playground, May 17
*Students will only need 30 points in May.