PBIS at Urbana Middle School

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. The PBIS system is a school-wide approach to behavior support. It has been implemented in over 500 schools nationwide, 100 of which are in Maryland.

Through PBIS, we will work to create & maintain a productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.  Part of the PBIS process is defining our expectations through our school motto, with which the students will soon become very familiar.  Our motto is:

"Urbana Middle School: SOARing to Excellence"
S = Success
O = Ownership
A = Attitude
R = Respect

Students will be taught the behavioral expectations in both classroom and non-classroom settings. Students can then earn signatures on their achievement sheets for positive behavior on a daily basis. Signatures can be used for weekly/monthly prize drawings, the school store, as well as various opportunities throughout the school year.

Poor behavior and/or work  habits may result in these consequences at UMS:

Review of Expectations
Reflection Sheet #1 (completed in the classroom)
Reflection Sheet #2 (completed in lunch detention)/parent contact
After school detention (1 hour)/ parent contact
Office Referral
*Please be aware that this particular policy of consequences is going to be enforced throughout the school, by all teachers, support staff, & administration.

The PBIS program takes a gread deal of parental and community support to thrive.  Together, we will help our students SOAR to Excellence!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for donating prizes to support our PBIS program:

  • Kohl's, Rt 85, Frederick
  • Foster's Grille in Urbana
  • Passion Nails in Urbana
  • Sports Authority, Rt 355 in Frederick
  • Ledo's Pizza in Urbana
  • Weis, Old Camp Road, Frederick
  • Safeway, 7th Street, Frederick
  • Weis, Spring Ridge, Frederick
  • Walmart,  Rt 85, Frederick 
  • Target, Rt 355 in Frederick
  • Adventure Park USA in New Market
  • Schwan's Ice Cream
  • Dairy Queen, Frederick
  • McDonalds, Frederick
  • Roy Rogers, Frederick
  • Chick-Fil-A, Frederick
  • Macy's, Frederick
  • Frederick Keys Baseball
  • Six Flags America
  • Newseum
  • ShadowLand Laser Adventure
  • Terrace Lanes
  • Ravens Football
  • Orioles Baseball
  • All Star Fusion Cheerleading
  • International Spy Museum


PBIS Matrix of Behavior Expectations at UMS

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