Several years ago, the MCSD school district began implementing the PBIS system (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) into our schools.
Dimon has been a PBIS school for 8 years. At Dimon, our students shine bright like GEMs! We use the PBIS system (Positive Behavior Intervention System) to encourage our students to Give their best, that Everyone is respectful, and to Make wise choices. Students are able to earn "Dolphin Dollars" or Class Dojo Points to then spend at Dimon's GEM Mine or classroom store. There are many awesome things students can purchase with their Dolphin Dollars. This is a fun way to encourage students to take pride in their actions and earn some awesome rewards! Each classroom has a PBIS matrix with our expectations: Give your best, Everyone is respectful, Make wise choices. With the expectations, there are certain rules to follow. You will also notice matrixes throughout the school with our expectations and rules to follow for that particular area.
Dimon's GEM Mine occurs once a month on the first Thursday. Students were able to purchase items such as toys, candy, and pencils, but they also had the opportunity to purchase tickets to do activities like play instruments with Mr. Culpepper, work with robotics, play in the gym, and play outside and get a popsicle. :)
If you would like to know more about the implementation of PBIS at Dimon, feel free to email Mr. Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.