By Niveen Dabaja
Unis Middle School
Are you talking back to me? infraction to you! PBIS is a new program that helps students behave and get to class on time.
Focus cards are the new buzz everyone is talking about here in Unis Middle School. Students now have in their planners focus cards that keep you well aware of what you have been doing wrong in school.Anytime students are being sassy to the teacher or are off task and horse playing, they get a signed planner. If you get more then 10 signatures, there will be consequences like in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, or three days in a row of detention.
Many teachers, like Mrs. Pamela Anderson, have said that focus cards are helping kids become more mature and not talk back and be on time to class instead of messing around in the hall.Thomas Bright, a student here in Unis, used to get into fights constantly but now, Thomas said, “focus cards are helping me because I feel like if I get it filled out I have to suffer hard consequences, because this year I feel they take it more serious.” Hasan Isayli said, “I feel focus cards are helping me because before I used to have, like, 10 tardies and nothing was done about it, but now I am scared to mess around and I get straight to class.”
Mrs. Berry, a counselor at Unis Middle School, is very calm with children. She believe that students deserve chances, before filling out the focus cards. She gives out warnings so that students could learn from their mistakes and not do it again.
I feel more students are following directions and it’s a good thing that we have a new way to keep ourselves from doing the wrong thing.
Focus cards are very helpful in many ways and schools all around should start using them. It has benefited us by students starting to become more mature.