Cardinal Cards

Lincoln Public Schools is currently in a five-year plan to fully implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Support in all elementary, middle, and high schools.

What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBiS)?

From the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports:

School-wide PBiS is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

At Cavett we stress the importance of being safe, respectful, and responsible. Teachers have been working hard this year to bring attention to our students when they are exhibiting safe, respectful, or responsible behavior. We have recently developed a building wide system for acknowledging these behaviors. It is called Cardinal Cards.

Beginning Monday, April 6th all Cavett staff will be searching for students exhibiting these behaviors. Students may be acknowledged by receiving a Cardinal Card. When a staff member presents the card to a student, they will provide them with specific praise, reinforcing the desired behavior. Students will then take the Cardinal Card back to their classroom, record their name on it, remove the top of the card to take home to share with parents, and place the bottom of the card in the classroom container. Most classroom teachers will randomly draw a couple of students’ names out of the container weekly to receive a classroom incentive (i.e. sit in the teachers chair, wear a hat to school, get a new pencil…). Each Friday, classroom containers will be brought to the front hallway and poured into a grade level cylinder. When cards reach the goal line, that grade level will earn music in the cafeteria!

Watch the video below for more information about Cardinal Cards.

We are excited to begin this new process. We have much to be proud of when it comes to student achievement, behavior, and character development. This is our small way of reinforcing and noticing appropriate behavior.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Jeff