Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

The main focus of PBIS is to create and maintain a positive learning environment by empowering students and staff with a clear system for expected behaviors at Lime Kiln Middle School. There are several components of the program including teaching expected behaviors in all settings, acknowledging students when they demonstrate the expectations and providing interventions when the expectations are not met.  Through PBIS we will work to maintain a productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their roles in the educational process.

LKMS is proud to share that we have received the PBIS Maryland GOLD Recognition Award, the highest level of recognition in the state for the past 4 consecutive years.

LKMS Expectations

Responsible for our actions
Organized and ready to learn
Achieving at our highest level
Respect for ourselves, others & property

Microsoft Office document icon LKMS PBIS Expectations Matrix.doc

File Progessive Discipline Steps.pptx


PAWsitive Postcards

PAWsitive postcards include illustrations by our very own students!  Postcards are mailed to students who demonstrate the ROAR expectations.

PDF icon LKMS PAWsitive News.pdf

Leopard Leaders

On a regular basis the sixth, seventh, eighth and related arts teams nominate students for the Leopard Leaders Award.  Students are chosen for consistently exemplifying the ROAR expectations.  Recipients are awarded with a certificate and t-shirt.  In addition, students receive a letter from the Principal and Assistant Principal outlining why they were chosen to become a Leopard Leader.

Students can nominate a peer to become a Leopard Leader.

Use this link to complete the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/ESUo60ztgciYatGW2 

Or use this QR code to access the survey:



Minor Incident Reports (MIRs) are given to students when they do not demonstrate Respect or Responsibility. MIRs are an opportunity for students to change a behavior before an office referral becomes necessary. Students will sign the MIR to acknowledge that they understand what they did wrong, and the staff person will contact the student’s parent or guardian and assign an appropriate consequence. Refusing to sign an MIR may result in an office referral. 

Office referrals will be used for certain major offenses such as fighting, abusive/threatening language, cutting class, and possession or use of drugs/alcohol/weapons.