Tier 1

T.I.G.E.R.S. UNIVERSAL BUILDING TEAM

The T.I.G.E.R.S. Universal Building Team is a team of staff members and parent representatives who meet monthly to problem solve around current behavioral data for the school and who work to effectively implement the Tier 1 (universal) systems and practices at L.E. White.

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

L.E. White Middle School has six behavioral expectations for all students to, staff, and families to demonstrate in all settings of the building. They are:


TEACHING APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Kick-Off and Booster Events:

    • A Kick-Off is planned for the first day of each school year. Students are taught the behavioral matrix and expectations at L.E. White. They are also given an overview of the T.I.G.E.R.S. Tier 1 (Universal) systems at L.E. White.

      L. E White’s Middle School Behavior MatrixTIGERS Chart

    • A Booster Event is planned at the beginning of second semester each school year. Mini booster events may be planned depending on need.
  • TIGERS Lessons: T.I.G.E.R.S. lessons are the behavioral lesson plans used to define, teach, model, and practice appropriate behaviors at L.E. White. These lessons are taught every Monday in advisory.

  • An Acknowledgment System: The Student Acknowledgment System consists of three different types of reinforcement: immediate (high-frequency), intermittent (unpredictable), and long-term (quarterly).

    • T.I.G.E.R.S. Tickets: L.E. white Middle School uses T.I.G.E.R.S. Tickets as a way to immediately reinforce positive behaviors. All staff members randomly hand out these cards to students who are following the behavior matrix. The card is given along with verbal praise stating what appropriate behavior was observed. Students can then redeem their tickets at the T.I.G.E.R.S. store on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cafeteria.

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      T.I.G.E.R.S. School Store Items


         
         
    • Intermittent Acknowledgment: There are various ways students are acknowledged for behaviors on an intermittent or unpredictable basis. This type of student acknowledgment is typically based on school-wide behavioral data. For example, if data shows that first hour tardies are increasing, the building administrator may randomly choose a day to reward all students who are on time.

  • System for Addressing Misbehavior: L.E. White’s system for addressing misbehaviors includes strategies for re-teaching desired behaviors and office discipline referrals.

    • Re-Teaching: Re-teaching students the appropriate behaviors is an efficient and effective way of encouraging positive behaviors. Immediate re-teaching requires a staff member to interrupt the undesired behavior, define and model the replacement behavior, and have the student practice it. After a student models the appropriate behavior, positive reinforcement increases the change of the appropriate behavior continuing.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS TIER 1 (UNIVERSAL)
PRIMARY PREVENTION?

Primary Prevention is effective for at least 80% of all students. For a variety of reasons, some students do not respond to the kinds of efforts that make up Primary Prevention, just as some children do not respond to initial teaching of academic subjects. Some children need additional support to encourage positive behaviors. Those students may receive tier 2 (secondary) interventions and supports.

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The team consists of the following members:

James Antoine
Principal

Jaym Abraham
Assistant Principal

Paula Andrysiak
Teacher

Lori Ott
Teacher

Mike Andrysiak
Teacher

Lana Cameruci
Teacher

Charles Stroh
Teacher

Lori Chandler
Teacher

Betsy Finch
Teacher

Jeff Secor
Teacher

Matthew Hermann
Counselor

Nancy Jolliffe
Secretary