Ironman PRIDE Program
The Danville Area School District believes that each student has the right to be able to learn and work in an environment and atmosphere free of disruption. Therefore, students and adults have the responsibility to respect the rights of others and to maintain a high degree of self-discipline.
It is the responsibility of each high school student to learn the behaviors expected while attending the Danville Area High School. Behavioral requirements may be different from those at home, but students are expected to conform to the school requirements while in attendance at school. At Danville Area High School we expect students to demonstrate P.R.I.D.E. Students who cannot conform to these rules will be disciplined to preserve other students’ rights to learn and the teachers’ rights to teach. Disruption will not be tolerated.
At Danville Area High School we truly believe that all students have the opportunity to succeed in and out of the classroom with a proactive approach to school-wide discipline. Through our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) program we reinforce the positive behaviors of students doing what is expected of them as well as supporting students who need extra assistance to reach the school-wide expectations seen through our P.R.I.D.E. expectations. Through our PBIS initiatives, we hope to be able to keep our referrals down, which will increase the amount of instructional time our students receive. We consistently define, teach, reinforce, and monitor positive behaviors. This "positive behavior intervention and support" or PBIS system focuses not on the discipline of poor behavior, although that is certainly a component, but rather focuses on supporting and rewarding the positive behaviors that the vast majority of our students do daily. So much attention is traditionally focused on the students who are not behaving, but this system allows teachers and staff to notice and reward those students that are doing what is right. This attention shift will often redirect problem behaviors, since problem behaviors are often attention-seeking.
Here at the high school we hold a number of yearly scheduled events for our students to participate in. One aspect of our system is to allow for positive reinforcement through the year for these types of behaviors. At these large events we like to recognize those students through different types of rewards, which will be distributed to those that have met the requirements
DAHS’s Positive Behavior Support Philosophy of Discipline
In preparing students to exhibit P.R.I.D.E.to others and themselves, DAHS staff will assume the responsibility for providing opportunities for students to learn how to make good decisions, resolve conflict, and work together. These learning opportunities enable students to become self disciplined and prepare them for the future. We will actively provide instruction, model, practice, and positively reinforce these behavioral expectations throughout the high school. Students are expected to display these P.R.I.D.E. character traits before / after school, on the bus, during drills, and while we hold different assemblies and events throughout the school year. While PBIS is focused on positive behaviors to deter infractions from occurring, DAHS still needs disciplinary procedures in place. If students choose not to correct their behavior, administrators and teachers may use a variety of disciplinary consequences to assist in teaching the proper behaviors. Students who have been suspended in-school or out-of-school will not be eligible for extended field trips or after-school activities (i.e., dances, clubs, etc.) during the period of suspension. Students who have been assigned to ISS or OSS will not be allowed to attend the PBIS activities. Additionally, other behavior and academic conduct requirements must be met to be eligible to attend school events. DAHS may prohibit students from attending these events for violating these procedures.
Stand Up Ironmen
Danville Area High School also believes that students have the ability to assist and take part in standing up for other students through the 3 D’s. If you are wondering how you can intervene if you see something happening around you or are in a situation that you know does not exhibit P.R.I.D.E. Through training in our 3 D’s philosophy we teach that bystanders have the ability to intervene in a manner that is comfortable for them, through Directing, Distracting, and or Delegating. Be an active bystander!