• Effingham County Middle School has changed what we once called PBIS here at our school and have made it our own! The name, in which we refer to now as our PAWSitive Vibes changed, but the concept is still the same, our school matrix is still the same, and we still have all of the same expectations. Each area of the school has a matrix that has been designed specifically for the unique needs of the designated area.   Implementing the expectations, student and staff acknowledgment plans, corrective behavior plan, and data management will be a continued focus with the ongoing effort to meet the academic and behavioral needs of our students at ECMS.

    Cooperation Paw   Pride Paw  Respect

PAWSitive Vibes at ECMS


    • Effingham County School Panthers will exhibit PAWSITIVE VIBES by showing Cooperation, Pride, and Respect.  PAWSITIVE VIBES at ECMS is supported through a research-based framework for teaching and supporting positive behaviors to all students. 
    • This is a school-wide approach to discipline that focuses on building a safe and positive school climate in which all students can learn.
    • Students have the opportunity to receive numerous acknowledgements for PAWSITIVE VIBE behavior.
    • There will be many opportunities for ECMS students and staff to celebrate in PAWSITIVE VIBE style throughout the year.

    Behavior Matrix

    The Behavior Matrix is an outline of expected positive behaviors in the following settings of our school:

    • Hallway/Breezeway
    • Cafeteria
    • Restroom
    • Media Center


  • Cooperation Paw   Pride Paw  Respect

Last Modified on August 12, 2021