Positive Behavior Interventions & Support

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    What is PBIS? 

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture that is needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. 

    As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.

    PBIS tier

    For more information about PBIS, go to the Illinois PBIS Network web site or the district's PBIS page. 

    PBIS at Hanover Countryside

    The PBIS team at Hanover Countrside has developed the behavior matrix based on the "3 C's": Care for Self, Care for Others and Care for School and how these apply in various environments in and around the school.  This matrix is taught by every teacher and displayed in all classrooms.      

    PBIS Data

    Hanover Countryside 3C’s



    Care for Self

    Care for Others

    Care for School


    Walk in single file


    Walk on the right

    Voices off
    Feet to self

    Hanover Hands


    Use bathroom fixtures as intended


    Wash hands with soap – one pump


    Wipe hands with paper towels – 2 pulls




    Voices off


    Hands and feet to self


    Keep aisle clear


    Keep hands & feet to self


    Use quiet, kind words & actions


    Walk or skip to game


    Follow number rule for that game

    Follow peaceful playground rules


    Solve your own conflict






    Rock, paper, scissors

    Check out materials for game


    Return materials to cart


    Line up when you hear the first whistle


    Eat your own food



    Quiet voices


    Use good manners

    Clean up your own space


    Listen to lunch teachers





    Stay in 1 seat

    Keep aisle clear


    Keep hands & feet to self


    Use quiet, kind words & actions


    Listen to bus driver


    Be kind to school property


    Be on time &  ready to learn


    Work hard, keep trying


    Listen & follow directions

    Use kind words & actions


    Honor others' space & property



    Raise your hand & wait for your turn


    Be kind to school property

    *Classroom teacher may modify 


    A Hanover Credit is issued to students who are "caught" demonstrating a positive behavior shown in the behavior matrix. The student can cash in these credits for prizes or privileges at PBIS events throughout the year. 

    Super Credits are issued when an entire class demonstrates a behavior from the matrix.

    HC Credit