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Ruth Hill's Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Houses 
PBIS
 
At Ruth Hill Elementary School, we focus on recognizing and rewarding positive student behavior. We believe that there have to be clear behavior expectations around our building. Our school has a comprehensive PBIS team and their mission is to cultivate a school climate that ensures safety and learning. We also regularly analyze our behavior data so that we can determine trends and provide support and interventions so that children can learn positive habits and increase their time in the classroom. 
 
Click here to view our classroom behavior expectations 
 
Click here to view our school-wide behavior expectations in other parts of our building
 
Click here for the latest district PBIS newsletter
 
 
house system
 
 The House System
 
Ruth Hill has adopted a "house system" this year. Each student and faculty member at Ruth Hill is part of one of six "houses." The houses are made up of adults (ex. administrators, teachers, cafeteria team members, paraprofessionals, etc.) and students from Prek-5th grade. The houses concept creates a sense of pride and belonging to our school as houses meet together regularly, participate in healthy competitions, participate in events throughout the year, and, through good choices, earn points for their team. 
 
Students can earn points for their house by following the ABC's (Academics, Behavior, and Communication). They can earn points for doing their best in the classroom, following and exceeding school-wide behavior expectations, and by using positive and healthy communication with peers and adults (ex. treating others with respect). 
 
Our Ruth Hill Houses
 
Slaine
Slaine
means integrity and is represented by the color blue and a lion
 
Manawanui
Manawanui
means perseverance and is represented by the color yellow and a bear
 
Alheri
Alheri
means kindness and is represented by the color red and an elephant
 
Comhar
Comhar
means cooperation and is represented by the color green and a buffalo
 
kisba
Kisba
means achievement and is represented by the color purple and an owl 
 
Nisme
Nisme
means initiative and is represented by the color orange and a fox