• Red Oak Middle School and PBIS

    What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a 3-Tiered systems approach for establishing a safe and supportive learning environment to promote social, behavioral, and academic success for all students. PBIS strategies are consistently utilized and work in conjunction with Social-Emotional Learning. PBIS is a framework for developing a common vision, language and practices used consistently across the school to:

      • improve school climate;
      • strengthen relationships;
      • teach and reinforce expectations;
      • increase positive behaviors, academic achievement and equitable learning experiences; and
      • decrease office referrals and suspensions.

    Mental and behavioral health and wellness efforts are also supported across all three tiers of instruction to promote academic and social success for students. Targeted and intensive interventions are provided to support the learning needs of students. Here is a short video about PBIS and the application we are using for this system:

    PBIS at Red Oak Middle School

    Respect Always

    Overall Obedience

    Mutual Accountability

    Safety & Service

    Red Oak Middle School is committed to ensuring all students within our learning community can engage, excel and learn within a positive learning environment. Implementing the structures within the PBIS framework align with the ROMS core values and culture we strive to convey (see ROMS above).  Our efforts to create a long-lasting legacy of scholar success, character and leadership will not only enhance Red Oak Middle School but reach into our community as well.

    ROMS has established a talented and caring PBIS committee that will help to support the campus-based PBIS program initiatives. PBIS committee members consisting of teachers, specialists, instructional facilitators, school counselors, and administrators to work with the ROMS Team overall.

    A key strategy of the PBIS process is being proactive. The majority of our scholars and leaders follow the school’s expectations consistently and demonstrate character and leadership each and every day. These are students we want to put more focus on!  Through direct instruction, comprehension, and regular practice, all stakeholders use a consistent set of school-wide behavioral expectations (see ROMS above) to give structure to daily routines.  All scholars following these expectations are acknowledged and recognized with PBIS points that will allow them to be entered into weekly drawings for prizes and privileges as well as permission to attend special Hawk Hang Out Events during the school day that will be held each six weeks.


    Placing more focus on what kids do right fosters recognition for desired behaviors and helps negative behaviors to decrease.


    Social & Emotional Learning and PBIS

    PBIS strategies also incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL is as an integral part of education and human development and is truly the heart of Red Oak Middle School. Scholars receive counseling, reinforcements and classroom lessons focused on social and emotional learning (SEL) needs, skills, school expectations, and attitudes. Research supporting the significance of social and emotional competencies in promoting positive youth development is abundant. Students with higher social and emotional competencies demonstrate higher academic success and even in their adult lives. 

    Our ROMS counseling vision is to provide a safe space within our school community, focusing on the heart first. ROMS is dedicated to foster and support the values, character, and integrity that lies within each and every student.



    What is SEL?

    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

    5 Components of SEL

    1. Self-Management - The ability to regulate your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. 
    2. Self-Awareness - The ability to accurately recognize your emotions and thoughts and know how they influence behavior. 
    3. Responsible Decision-Making - A person who makes responsible decisions has the ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions. 
    4. Relationship Skills - These skills enable a person to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. 
    5. Social Awareness - The ability to adopt the perspective of other people and to empathize with other people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 


    We look forward to partnering with you this school year as we ensure Positive Behaviors and Social Emotional Learning are the foundation of all learning!

    There is no mission more rewarding than helping students to recognize their potential, value and influence fostering a legacy of success that shapes their future into more than they knew they were even capable of becoming! 


    ROMS Recognitions and Celebrations

    Weekly Drawings and Prizes:

    All students will have the opportunity to earn tickets for doing the right thing in all class periods and throughout the day by any staff member! 2 students per grade level every week will be drawn, the more tickets earned the more opportunities to win and shop for prizes. Additionally, students will be provided focused opportunities to emphasize proper dress code including ID, getting to class on time, keeping cell phones and ear buds put away, following hallway procedures, following arrival and dismissal procedures, following lunch procedures, bus success, helping others, demonstrating kindness, acts of service, keeping halls and restrooms clean, etc.

    Hawk Hangouts Every Six Weeks:

    All students that meet the following criteria during the six-week period will be invited to attend the Hawk Hangout.

    • 3 Tardies or less overall
    • Passing all classes with a 70 or above
    • 3 or less infractions/referrals total
    • 3 or less days in ISS, after school detentions, Saturday School or any combination of the three.