Middle School Mindset
Batavia City School District
Definition of Bullying:
Bullying is when someone repeatedly, and on purpose, says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. Bullying can take many forms, such as physical hitting, verbal harassment, spreading of false rumors, intentional social exclusion, and sending nasty messages on cell phones or over the Internet.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
This program is designed to teach expected behaviors to students and then reward students for "doing the right thing." PBIS is a process of creating safer and more effective schools. PBIS is a District-wide approach to educate all children by developing research-based, school wide, and classroom discipline systems. The process focuses on improving a school's ability to teach, support and acknowledge positive behaviors from all students. At BMS, students start the school year off with classroom lessons/activities that teach and review the Mindset. Throughout the school year, students also participate in monthly booster assemblies and activities to review and celebrate our BMS Mindset!