Annie H Snipes Academy of Arts & Design


Home of the Shining Stars



Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

 Our staff has taken a school-wide approach for teaching appropriate behaviors in order to optimize academic achievement for each student. It is a systematic approach that establishes and reinforces clear behavioral expectations. It is also fully aligned with our Mind Up and Second Step behavior program. Positive Behavioral Support encompasses a variety of methods that help students understand the behavioral expectations for different settings on our campus (i.e., classroom, hallway, sidewalk, bus, playground, cafeteria and with substitutes.) Overall, we are teaching and reinforcing our students to:  Be Safe, Be Thoughtful, Be Accountable, and to Be Respectful. Students receive “Shining Star” stickers and cards for meeting these expectations. The cards are entered into a weekly drawing, and winners are chosen at random from each classroom in each grade level. These lucky students go to our Cupcake Café on Friday and enjoy special cupcakes with staff members.

STAR Chart 






Bus & Bus Stop

  • Sit down immediately

  • Remain seated and stay in assigned seat at all times

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Listen to bus driver
  • Walk to your bus
  • Stay where the bus driver can see you at all times
  • Follow bus rules

  • Keep bus clean

  • Use quiet voices

  • Speak kindly and calmly to others
  • Be a good example for others to follow

  • Be on time

  • Keep all food and drinks in backpack
  • Obey driver and monitor
  • Use appropriate language


Including Art, Dance, Drama, Music, PE, and Library

  • Follow classroom rules
  • Use a quiet voice
  • Be considerate
  • Use polite words
  • Include everyone
  • Listen to others and share ideas
  • Share materials
  • Work together and plan to solve problems
  • Work hard
  • Have supplies
  • Complete work and homework neatly and on time
  • Be on time
  • Dress in uniform with shirt tucked in
  • Listen to others
  • Follow directions promptly
  • Be cooperative
  • Take care of school property and materials
  • Be honest



  • Wash hands
  • Use soap, toilet paper, and paper towels properly
  • Keep restroom clean
  • Flush
  • If necessary, talk quietly
  • Politely remind others to flush and wash hands
  • Take turns using the sink
  • Use time wisely
  • Respect privacy
  • Respect school property



  • Wait patiently and quietly in line
  • Pick trash up in and around your area
  • Stay in personal space
  • Stay in seat


  • Be neat
  • Use good manners
  • State your lunch choice clearly
  • Eat first, then talk quietly at your own table
  •  Listen to monitors
  •  Use good manners
  • Know and follow silence signals


  • Always walk quietly on the right side, facing forward
  • Stay in single file line with class
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Remain quiet
  • Go directly to destination
  • Lead by example
  • Listen to teachers
  • Respect the personal space of others
  • Respect the displayed work of others


  •  Follow the rules
  •  Use equipment properly
  • Report all dangerous problems
  • Keep the area clean
  • Stay in your personal space
  • Share
  • Include others and be a friend


  • Work together to solve problems
  • Use good sportsmanship
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated

Public Areas, Speakers, Assemblies, 
Field Trips, 
and Auditorium

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Sit quietly and appropriately
  • Listen to adults in charge


  • Be considerate of other’s space
  • Lead by example
  • Be a good role model
  • Represent Snipes Academy well
  • For field trips dress in required formal uniform; khaki pants, white collared shirt and a belt.
  • Be on time and in the proper place
  • Use good manners
  • Practice good listening
  • Follow directions promptly


  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Follow directions promptly
  • Use a nice voice and tone
  • Remember the substitute is a guest in our school
  • Be considerate
  • Remind others to follow rules
  • Treat the substitute the way you would treat your own teacher
  • Practice leadership
  • Follow the directions of the substitute
  • Lead by example
  • Listen to the substitute
  • Use polite words