PBIS Corner

logoPositive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) was started at Rio Rico High School in 2012. This program focuses on teaching students positive behaviors by setting clear expectations and rewarding the desired behaviors. There is no “one size fits all” model for PBIS, and our teacher committee and staff teaches and promotes positive, acceptable behavior practices by all students throughout the campus. By promoting appropriate behavior, PBIS reduces behavior problems, establishes a safe environment for learning and teaching, and has a positive influence on a school’s climate and culture.

We formed a committee of teachers to launch this program with training and support from a University of Arizona professor. Rio Rico High School launched events including:

  • Socials for good academic standing at the end of each quarter.
  • Positive behavior tickets (students may redeem for scratcher cards with free food/activities, or drawings for tablets, MP3’s, RRHS gear, and gift cards)

We remind students and staff of the school wide positive expectations with posters around campus and school made videos.

Be On Time Video

Coming soon!

Please feel free to visit the national PBIS website for easy to follow videos and tool kits.

Current Committee Members
Larry Brown
JROTC Instructor
Jimmy Navarro
Law Teacher
Jonathan Chavez
Athletic Coordinator
Michelle Poppen
CTE Director
Ami Kemp
Ruth Reynoso
Dago Lopez
Assistant Principal
Margaret Shaw
Science Teacher

School Norms
PBIS Raffle


Governor Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced on Friday, March 20 that all Arizona schools will remain closed through Friday, April 10, 2020. For the health and safety of our families and communities, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 will suspend all activities and events including sports, clubs, theatre, and travel for staff and students.