Brandon Welcome is a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Stephen Middle School in the USA. He looks forward to Fight-Free（无打架） Fridys. According to a new program, if there are no fights at the school for two weeks, students can get a day without school uniforms. “The new program has been changing things for the better,” Welcome said.
The program, called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Suppors, or PBIS, rewards students with school dollars. Students can then exchange the dollars for things at the school shop. But they must first show good behavior such as respecting others and taking responsibility.
Headmaster Cyrus said they have seen results since PBIS was introduced three years ago. Students can use the money, called “Eagle Bucks”, to buy candy and other things from the school shop. Or they can buy a day on which they don't have to wear a uniform. A few years ago, students could pay for things with cash. Now, they work hard to earn Eagle Bucks because the shop accepts only the school dollars, Cyrus said.
Cyrus校长说自从三年前实施PBIS项目，他们已经看到了良好的结果。学生可以用这种称之为Eagle Bucks的钱从学校的商店里购买糖果和其它东西。或者允许他们一天不用穿校服。几年前，学生们可以用现金买东西。Cyrus说，现在他们只能努力表现赚取Eagle Bucks,因为学校的商店只收学校的这种钱币。
“With PBIS, there are more good behaviors in school. We see improvements in the school environment, better student behaviours, more time spent in class and, hopefully, higher test scores,” Cyrus said.
Jalen McCreary is an eighth-grade student, too. He often helps a student who is in a wheelchair move through the hallways since he learned about the program.
“It makes people happier and wants to follow directions. It has really changed me,” said McCreary, a twelve-year-old student. “I always try to respect other people, keep myself out of trouble and get my grades up.”