Skip To Main Content

Trigger Container

Landing Nav


Wayne Thomas Bullying Prevention

Wayne Thomas is recognized by the State of Illinois as an Emerging PBIS school. 

Wayne Thomas PBIS Behavior Expectations
PBIS creates a culture. The goal is to promote a positive learning community in a consistent manner by:
• Teaching clearly defined school-wide expectations
• Teaching responsible decision-making
• Teaching ownership of choices

What is PBIS?
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a systems approach to preventing and responding to classroom and school discipline problems. PBIS develops school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote positive, appropriate behavior in all students. This process focuses on improving the positive behavior of all students. Emphasis is directed toward developing and maintaining safe learning environments where teachers can teach and students can learn.
To learn more about PBIS please visit:
Check in and Check Out
Tier 2 intervention that builds upon a school’s tier 1 system by providing some students a higher frequency of scheduled positive feedback from adults regarding the school-wide behavior expectations. 
Stop, Walk and Talk 
1.  Stop
Students have been taught the school-wide “stop signal” (verbal and physical action) for problem behavior.

2.  Walk 
Sometimes, even when students tell others to “stop”, problem behavior will continue. When this happens, students are taught "walk away" from the problem behavior.
Students encourage one another when they use the appropriate response.
3.  Talk: 
Students are taught that even when they use “stop” and “walk away” from the problem, sometimes students will continue to behave inappropriately toward them. When that happens, students should "talk" to an adult.