Bull Run's Positive Behaviors, Intervention and Support (PBIS) program is aptly named SOAR, which stands for Success through Organization, Attitude and Respect. The program uses tiered interventions and positive support to improve student behavior in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, and on the bus. Teachers and staff review and reinforce behavioral expectations with students throughout the school year.
The SOAR program uses a variety of strategies and interventions to promote positive student behavior including:
SOAR cards given by staff that can be redeemed for small rewards
Weekly and quarterly recognition of students who exhibit outstanding behavior, including Pizza Parties with Mr. Phythian and an opportunity to play in the staff vs. student athletic games.
Early parent notification
Alternative consequences to out-of-school suspension
Bus incident tracking and reduction program
Student intervention plans (SIP)
The school administration and SOAR committee work together to review data on student behavior and adapt the program to the social, emotional, and academic needs of students over time. The committee uses this data to create weekly class meetings during advisory to target specific issues.