Discipline & PBIS

MVMS has a written policy that outlines school and county expectations concerning behavior.  MVMS uses the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system. 

What is PBIS?

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. Montgomery Village Middle School (MVMS) is committed to facilitating a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing researched-based, school wide, and classroom discipline systems. The process focuses on improving a school's ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. At MVMS, we practice school-wide procedures and processes intended for:

  • All students, All staff and All settings
  • Non-classroom settings within the school environment
  • Individual classrooms and teachers
  • Individual student supports for students who present the most challenging behaviors.

The PBIS program is not a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systematic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating an environment within schools where school-based teams of educators are trained regarding:

  • Systems change
  • Effective behavior management principles and practices; and
  • Applications of research-validated instruction and management practices.


At MVMS, we expect all of our students to display their P.R.I.D.E. P.R.I.D.E. stands for: Positive Responsible Individuals Disciplined for Excellence.

Students who display these behaviors on a consistent and ongoing basis are recognized by staff members and are given a PRIDE Card. Many students save their PRIDE Cards throughout the year to attend various monthly incentives and well as trade them in for various items (pens, pencils, MVMS shirts, MVMS sweatshirts, sports jerseys, etc.).

Showing YOUR PRIDE - ways our parents and community can become invoved and help us

For more information about PBIS, please visit their website

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