• PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Support.

    The Bridgeport Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) framework is an evidence-based approach to the development of a school culture that is built on the premise that behavioral expectations must be positively stated, easy to remember, and clearly defined. The framework highlights supporting students by helping them understand what to do and NOT what not to do.

    Our staff identified the core values of Caring, Trust, Respect and Responsibility as the most important pieces to highlight and embed throughout our school community. These became known as our Bear Necessities.

     Each school year, we deliver the Bear Necessity lessons to all of our students, teaching and modeling the expected behaviors for various locations within our school. With the assistance of our staff and faculty, behavioral expectations have been defined for each of the following areas;

    Assemblies Bathrooms   Bus
      Cafeteria Playground Hallways


  • Bridgeport bear mascot pointing to bulletin board of winners..

  • Our school wide rules center on characteristics of Bridgeport Elementary School’s Bear Necessities:

  • Bridgeport bear mascot holding student earned "Bear Bucks".

  •  Bear Paw.  BE Caring
     Bear Paw.  EARN Trust
     Bear Paw.  ACT Responsibly
     Bear Paw.  RESPECT All