Oscar J. Pope Elementary School is proud to utilize the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) and CHAMPS frameworks school wide.  These frameworks give people a new way to think about behavior.  PBIS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur – the behavior’s function.  This approach to behavior can occur on a school-wide level, in a specific setting, classroom, or with an individual student.  PBIS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline.  PBIS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance.  PBIS is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which advocates the use of positive behavior interventions and school-based disciplinary strategies that reduce or eliminate the need to use suspension and expulsion as disciplinary options.”  (Source:  Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project; http://flpbs.fmhi.usf.edu/index.asp)

CHAMPS seeks to set clear expectations for all activities.  CHAMPS is an acronym that represents Conversation level, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, and Success.  Before the beginning of each activity, teachers and staff “CHAMP” students by explicitly instructing them on what is expected for success.

Students at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School are praised and rewarded for positive behavior choices.  “OSCAR”brations are held to celebrate student behavior successes.  Past OSCARbrations have included outdoor games, indoor games, specials choice, movie and popcorn day, “Wacky Wear” day, and favorite shirt days.

Click here  to view our parent informational pamphlet.

Click here to view our school wide PBIS expectations.

Click here to view our school wide common area CHAMPS expectations.

Model School Status

Since implementing the PBIS framework in the 2009-2010 school year, Oscar J. Pope Elementary School has been named a model school several times.  To be named a model school, schools must demonstrate behavior supports and interventions in the three tiers of support.  Model schools also exemplify best practices in the implementation of positive behavior support systems.

2011 – 12  Silver Level Model School

2013 – 14  Bronze Level Model School

2014 – 15  Gold Level Model School

2015 – 16   Gold Level Model School

2016 – 17 Gold Level Model School

2017 – 18 Gold Level Model School

2018-2019 Silver Level Model School

Contact Us

2730 Maine Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1596, Eaton Park, FL  33840

Contact Numbers:
Phone: (863) 499-2992
Fax: (863) 499-2996


Swanyetta Perry, Principal
Amy Bermudez, Assistant Principal

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