CIS students all carry a daily card they receive from a staff member mentor. The card has an area for students to earn 0-5 points in each class period. There is also an area on the back for notes home and two restroom breaks. The cards are built around TABS, our school behavior motto.
S-Stay Self Motivated
To earn a day on the card system, students must earn at least 15 points and have a parent/guardian signature. After 10-15 earned days, students move up on the card system. The card values and colors are listed below.
White card: 1-10 days
Red Card: 11-25 days
Silver Card: 26-40 days
Gold Card: 41-55 days
Platinum Card: 56 and up
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program is a comprehensive system for behavioral
improvement. The positive refers to a change of focus from reactive,
constantly pointing out what students did wrong (negatives), to
proactive teaching and recognizing what children are doing right
(positives). It refers to an overall change in the school climate to a
learning environment where students and staff feel appreciated, safe and
respected; it is a collaborative, proactive and educative approach. Within our PBS program, we offer many incentives to our students based around positive behavior. We have monthly events like student vs. staff athletic events such as volleyball and basketball games, dances, electronics time, intramurals, and an end of the year field day. These incentives are all linked to the Panther Card.