Our School » Mindful Mustangs

Mindful Mustangs

Click here to find out more about our PBIS System of Supports and Mindful Mustangs program.

Mabel Paine’s PBIS System of Supports

Through our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) system, we ask all of our students to be Mindful Mustangs.

Mindful Mustangs do the RIGHT thing in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time.

Mindful Mustangs Promotion

We have a school-wide matrix that details specific behavior expectations in various areas around campus; a poster that includes our definition of Mindful Mustangs; and positive behavior tickets called Mustang Money that teachers and support staff can give in any venue around campus to reward students for showing that they are Mindful Mustangs. This money can be spent on incentives both in the classroom and on campus, as well as on items in our Student Store, brought to us by PTA.

Outside of the classroom, students can earn Mustang Pride Cards for exemplary behavior. They take one copy of this duplicate form home and the other gets entered in a weekly drawing determined during Monday student announcements. When entire classes are behaving in an exemplary manner during assemblies, lunchtime, PE, music, etc., they will be awarded a BIG Pride Card. Teachers then reward the class when a certain number has been collected by their class (the number is determined by grade level teams). Last, classes with the highest percentage of students wearing spirit wear on Friday earn our Mustang Pride Trophy each Monday. The primary and upper grade winning classes will be announced and the trophies will be distributed after student announcements.

When students are not following the school-wide expectations, we have consequences supported by forms of varying kinds. In accordance with restorative practices, consequences are determined on a case-by-case basis in concert with educators, families, and students.

In order to help our students understand this system of supports, the principal gives a Behavior Expectations Assembly for each of the grade-level groups. Later in the week, we devote a morning to Behavior Expectations Rotations in which teachers and support staff walk students around campus to share how students should behave in each location.