Gunderson High School is the only high school in the district to be implementing the Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS). Through the implementation of PBIS, Grizzly PRIDE (Personal Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence) was created and these are the expectations for all students, staff and community members.
We are entering our 6th year of Grizzly PRIDE and it has become the standard for all on-site decision making processes and policies. Grizzly PRIDE continues to contribute to the success and growth of Gunderson. Gunderson High School’s daily average office behavior referrals are consistently below the national percentile rate of 25% and over the past 4 years, at least 94% of our students earned 0 to 1 referrals for each entire academic year, with the majority of that percentage earning 0. Based on the success of Grizzly PRIDE, Gunderson High School was designated a Model PBIS High School for Northern California by the Santa Clara County Office of Education in the Fall of 2013 and presented at the Northern California PBIS Symposium. Gunderson has also hosted visitors from high schools throughout California who want to implement a PBIS system at their site.
One of the characteristics of Grizzly PRIDE is to recognize students for displaying expected behavior. When doing so, students are rewarded by staff with PAW dollars which have that staff member’s photo on it. Students can use PAW dollars to purchase a variety of items ranging from food to Gunderson apparel. This year, Gunderson students turned in over 4,500 PAW dollars which is the most turned in so far.
Our Grizzly PRIDE members include teachers, students, parents, a campus supervisor, a dedicated PBIS coach, and an administrator. If you are interested in working with the Grizzly PRIDE team, please do not hesitate to contact us. We always welcome new members.
We are very proud of the hard work dedicated to continuing our Grizzly PRIDE ideology, and we are excited to continue moving forward this academic school year.
The Grizzly PRIDE Team