As a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) district and school, we are committed to setting clear expectations for all students and holding them accountable for meeting or exceeding those expectations. We teach these expectations to students throughout the year but, really, they apply to anyone in our building, including parents, teachers, and other staff members. The reason is simple: if we are going to expect students to be safe, respectful, and responsible, we need to be doing our part in modeling what being safe, respectful, and responsible look and sound like!
To help everyone know what the expectations are, we have had posters put up around the building. These used to be sheets of 11×14 paper with tables of information and clipart, all made with Microsoft Word. They were not the worst posters in the world, but our PBIS team felt that we could do something better.
A graphic designer had been enlisted to help redesign the posters but, after a lengthy period of time, he had to admit that he simply had too many other projects on his plate, and so a new designer was enlisted.
I happen to know this designer very well; she is my wife. She designed the banner and background for this blog (as well as for our One Million Minutes blog), and has done other projects for our school in the past. Working with the information that the PBIS team had provided and given a fair degree of creative license, she came up with these new PBIS posters that are now hanging on the walls throughout our building:
The posters in the building have our Wiley School logo and look amazing! (And I’m not just saying that because my wife did them! They really are the best PBSI posters I have ever seen anywhere, and I have been in a lot of different schools!) After talking with my principal about it, it was decided that we should make these available for other schools to use, if they so desire. So here’s the deal: if you are a school or other nonprofit organization that wants to use these posters, feel free to do so! You can download a pdf of each poster (there are eleven in all) in the three sizes listed above.
If you are interested in using the basic design but would like to have them personalized with your organization’s own specific expectations and logo, please leave a comment and I will gladly send you more information! Please be aware that, due to the amount of time that it takes to customise these posters, there will be a charge for the time spent, but also note that my wife is very aware of the limited funds of schools and purposely makes an effort to keep costs to a minimum! For example, if all you need changed is some of the text and your school logo used, the cost will typically be around $30! (By comparison, most professional designers will charge anywhere from $45-60 per hour, which could make a design project like this cost anywhere from$225-300.) Other chargeable changes include altering the “icon” images to the left of the expectations or redesigning your school logo! Finally, due to time constraints, we are only able to provide personalized posters in two sizes: 8.5×11 and 18×24.