The selection committee has selected Mr. David Doering, School District of Bayfield as a recipient of this years 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation Fellowship Award. Awards in the amount of $3,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals, and their schools, and $5,000 scholarships will be given to 207 graduating high school students. Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom. Congratulations Mr. Doering!


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PBIS at The School District of Bayfield

A General Overview For Parents


At Bayfield School, the main focus of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors. Through PBIS, we will work to create and maintain a positive, productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members (administration, faculty/staff, parents and students) have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.

Proactive Approach to School-Wide Discipline

This school-wide system of positive behavior support focuses on taking a team-based system approach and teaching appropriate behavior to all students in the school. The goal of PBIS at Bayfield School is to accomplish the following:

  1. Behavioral Expectations are Defined. Behavioral expectations are clearly defined in positive, simple rules, the Code of Conduct:
  • Respect—Treat people, places, and things the way you would like to be treated. “Give it, to get it.”
  • Responsibility—Follow through and take control of your success.
  • Honesty—Be truthful.
  • Kindness—Treat everyone with politeness.
  • Cooperation—Work together in a peaceful way.
  1. Behavior Expectations are Taught. The behavioral expectations are taught to all students at the beginning of the school year, and throughout the year as needed. Teaching staff is provided with behavioral lesson plans designed to help “teach” students the expected behaviors. The general rule is presented, the rationale for the rule is discussed, positive examples “right way” are described and rehearsed, and negative examples “wrong way” are described and modeled. Students are given the opportunity to practice the “right way” until they demonstrate fluent performance.
  2. Appropriate Behaviors are Acknowledged. Once appropriate behaviors have been taught, they need to be acknowledged on a regular basis. Through PBIS we have designed a formal system, called “High Five,” for faculty/staff to consistently recognize and reward students who demonstrate expected behaviors.
  3. Behavioral Errors are Corrected Proactively and are recorded. Students, faculty/staff, and administrators will be able to predict what will occur when behavioral errors are identified. PBIS Student Behavior forms are used to document and record incidents managed by staff and office. The Student Behavior Management Flowchart is used to help faculty/staff distinguish major from minor behavioral incidents and when to document theses behaviors. (classroom or office managed behavior).
  4. Decisions About Behavior Management are Data Based. One of the most important features of PBIS is the use of a data management system to track discipline incidents. The data will be used by the PBIS Team to help determine the type of incidents that are occurring, where, when, and who is involved. The data will eliminate the guesswork from the decision making process about what is and what is not working in the school’s behavior management system. Data reports can enable administration to devote resources and time to the precise people, place, and school day period that need them.

What is PBIS?

PBIS is a clear, organized, school-wide behavioral management system, where expected behaviors and consequences for misbehaviors will become universal to administration, faculty/staff, and students. If you have questions regarding PBIS, please contact one of coaches or coordinator.

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  • School District of Bayfield
  • 300 N Fourth Street
  • Bayfield, WI 54814
  • Phone: 715-779-3201