Positive Behavior Supports

  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports ( PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. The purpose of PBIS is to teach behavioral expectations in the same way as we teach all core curriculum subjects throughout the building. 

    Harding is focusing on our four compass points:
    • Citizenship
    • Honesty
    • Dedication
    • Responsibility
    To celebrate positive student behavior, Harding has implemented Skipper pride awards, positive locker notes, Skipper pride days and end of semester drawings. Each month, students and staff will focus on a different character trait. Staff will be teaching lessons to reinforce how students can be responsible in every aspect of their lives. We hope your students have shared with you all the special events and celebrations that have taken place throughout the past few years from the Lake Metroparks "Survivor" team building competition in the fall, to our Olympic Day and Lip Sync Battle, to our Skipper Pride program. 


  • PBIS Gold Award 2019-2020 School Year


    Harding High/Middle School Implemented PBIS during the 2016-2017 school year.

    • We received the Bronze Medal for the 2016-2017 school year.
    • We were awarded the Silver Medal for the 2017-2018 school year.
    • We were awarded the Gold Medal for the 2018-2019 school year. 
    • We were awarded the Gold Medal for the 2019-2020 school year. 
    • The entire district was recognized as both McKinley & Harding have earned Gold Awards. 
    • The PBIS team travels to Columbus annually to receive PBIS awards from the Ohio Department of Education.


  • PBIS Gold Medal School- Harding High/Middle School 2018-2019

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  • PBIS Silver Medal School -Harding High/Middle School 2017-2018

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    • Harding High/Middle School Implemented PBIS during the 2016-2017 school year.
    • We received the Bronze Medal for the 2016-2017 school year.
    • We were awarded the Silver Medal for the 2017-2018 school year.
    • The PBIS team travels to Columbus annually to receive PBIS awards from the Ohio Department of Education.
  • PBIS Bronze Medal School - Harding High/Middle School - 2016-2017

    Bronze Award

    • Harding High/Middle School implemented PBIS during the 2016-2017 school year.
    • We were allowed to apply for a bronze medal since we completed year one of implementation.
    • The PBIS staff team will receive the school's award from the Ohio Department of Education on November 30th in Columbus.

PBIS 2019-2020

  • 2019-2020 PBIS Events

    Event 1-Our first PBIS event will be next Wednesday, November 27th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We will offer students the following choices for activities to participate in:

    • Board games in the cafeteria
    • Holiday movie in the auditorium 
    • Volleyball in the first floor gym
    • Basketball in the third floor gym

    Event 2- Spirit Month Point Tally 

    For the next four weeks (January 27-February 21), Fairport students are competing in three teams in the PBIS Spirit Month.  The teams are as follows:
    Team 1: 6th, 8th, and 11th grades
    Team 2: 7th and 10th grades
    Team 3: 9th and 12 grades
    Students can earn points for their teams in multiple ways:
    Spirit days: wearing Fairport gear/maroon and white each Wednesday
    Attending sports games: students sign in with their name and grade
    Skipper Prides: every Pride counts as a point for their team
    Attending extracurricular activities
    This is where you come in!  If you advise/coach/supervise a club, we would appreciate it if you would note how many students from each grade attend practices, meetings, etc., and then send that information at the end of each week to Mrs. Ring so she can tally points for each team weekly.  Similarly, teachers should count students in their A Block class on Wednesdays (starting tomorrow) who are wearing Fairport attire/maroon and white, and submit that number and the students' grade (or how many were wearing Fairport gear from each grade in your class if there are multiple grades present) to Mrs. Ring by the end of the week.

    Event 3- COVID-19-Shut down schools 3/16/2020

    Contact Katie Rumbarger for more information.  KRumbarger@fhevs.org

PBIS 2018-2019

  • PBIS @ Harding High School - School Year 2018-2019

    Citizenship was the focus for September and October. Harding hosted its first ever talent show. Several alumni came back to perform and also at least 20 students auditioned for their talent show and were selected to perform.

    We hope you enjoy this video below created by Mr. Luster on citizenship. (Click the link below to watch it!)

    PBIS Citizenship Video

    PBIS Event 1-Talent Show 2018-2019

    Thanks to PBIS team #1. Nathan, Brandon, Corie, Jerry, Steve, Marissa, Megan, Jeannie, and Sarah. I have to say I have been to many talent shows at FHS and never has one been so successful, organized, and fun! You all did a great job and the kids were having a blast watching and performing. Brandon and Nathan ( and puppet) stole the show as emcees.

    Photo Cred to Sandra

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    November's focus is Responsibility. Students will be participating in different lessons in their advisory and homerooms. Topics to be discussed included anti-bullying.

    During December, students will decorate their classroom doors. 

    During January, students will be working with their classmates to practice for their lip sync contest.

    On February 22, 2019, students will be practicing for their Annual Lip Sync Contest during Olympic Day PBIS Event #2.  

    PBIS EVENT #2  2018-2019

    Fairport Harding hosted its 3rd Annual Olympic Day competition on Friday, February 22.  As always, the competition started with the world famous lip sync contest with the theme of, “Time.”  The teachers began the competition with their rendition of MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This.  There was a standing ovation as they danced their way out of the gym.  Mr. JJ Luster and Mr. Tim Hlousek kept the crowd excited with their unique hosting style for the event.  In between each of the lip sync performances, there were bonus dance competitions including the Chicken Dance and the Whip and Nae Nae, which was dominated by English teacher, Mrs. Sandra Knight.  After the lip sync, which was won by the senior team of Breanna Cremeans and Shyan Apple and their rendition of Queen songs, the relay games began.

    The relay games began with the world-famous balloon pop.  Following that, the crowd got excited for the human Hungry Hungry Hippo event, which included a student getting pushed on a scooter while scooping up balls in a laundry basket.   It was a fast and furious competition that the crowd couldn’t get enough of. Following that, students raced while balancing ping pong balls on spoons. Overall, it was a great afternoon of fun and camaraderie.  

    After our official scorekeeper, Mr. Nathan Yaussy tallied all of the scores, the sophomores came out as the champions.  They will have bragging rights for the whole year. Once again, Olympic Day was a huge success. PBIS Team 2 would like to thank our unbiased judges, Mrs. Anna Coll, Mrs. Mary Javins, and Mrs. Becky Darida, as well as our scorekeeper, Mr. Nathan Yaussy.  Also a huge shout out to DJ Chris Ruzin. Their help was critical in making it a great day for everyone. The team would also like to thank the following businesses for making generous donations to allow each of our students to wear t-shirts that designated what class they were a part of:


    Harvey’s Farm Market


    Fairport Harbor Academic Boosters


    Rich Lanes

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    To see videos of event 2 scroll down.

    During March, students will focus on dedication. 

    April's focus is Honesty. 

    PBIS Event #3  May 28, 2019   (2018-2019)

    PBIS Event 3

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    Schedule of Events:

    10:42-11:25 (Outdoors by the library) 6th-8th Grade Lunch

    11:28-12:08 (Outdoors by the library) 9th-12th Grade Lunch

    12:11 pm - Take Attendance in your C Block Class and head to auditorium to review student assignments in case there are questions.

    12:20-12:30 pm - Teachers go over rules/tournament set up/bracket

    12:30 pm - Let the Games Begin (Session #1)

    1:30 pm - ROTATE To Session #2

    2:25 pm - All groups reconvene at the bleachers by football field for the group picture and final flag football game


PBIS #2 Olympic Day/Lip Sync Contest

  • PBIS Event #2 was a huge success!  The event took place on Friday, Feb. 16th. Students qualified to participate in the event by not having any suspensions, only 3 Saturday school assignments, less than 5 tardies to any class period for the month and only 3 unexcused absences.

    The teachers brought their dance skills once again!! They dominated the lip sync competition!!
    Students did an amazing job of supporting each class as they sang and danced their way to a successful lip sync competition.
    Mrs. Fischer loved the support that students showed to one another by turning on their flashlights and swaying to the music as the 7th graders danced and sang!!
    The seniors brought the house down by bringing all the students onto the stage as they sang and danced.
    Judges were Miss Becky our very own Lunch Cook, board member Mary Javins and board member Nan Harless.
    After the lip sync contest, students competed in the Annual Olympic Games in the gym. The most popular game in the Olympics was human hippo!!

    We hope you enjoy the videos below from the event!!

    Each grade prepared a lip sync performance for the 2nd PBIS event in Feb. 2018. The seniors performed "Party in the USA." They got the whole school involved in singing and dancing. Way to show your Skipper Pride Class of 2018! 


     PBIS Event #2 - Seniors Lip Sync Performance

     These volunteers had no idea what they were in for.....The Name of the Game "Dance Off" 


     PBIS Event #2- Preparing for the Dance Off Battle Performances

    Throughout the Lip Sync Competition, there were several "Dance Off Battles" that took place - here are a few videos showing the crazy dance moves - way to go student volunteers and Mrs. Dibling! 


     PBIS Event #2 Dance Battle


     PBIS Event #2 Dance Battle


     PBIS Event #2 - Freshmen Lip Sync Performance


     PBIS Event #2 - Eighth Grade Lip Sync Performance (Part 2)


     PBIS Event #2 - Eighth Grade Lip Sync Performance (Part 1) 


     PBIS Event #2 - 2018 Staff Lip Sync Performance

PBIS 2017-2018

PBIS Event #1 - 2017-2018 School Year

  • Our first PBIS Event on Friday, October 27, 2017 was a success!

    Our students enjoyed the afternoon playing giant games of checkers, connect 4, and more. They got to run through an inflatable obstacle course. 

    15 6th-8th grade teams participated in the 3 on 3 tournament.

    10 9th-12th grade teams participate in the 3 on 3 tournament.

    Special thanks to Coach Cardina and Coach Romeo for reffing the tournament and Mr. Colbert for organizing the brackets and a big thanks to Mr. Ruzin for running the sound equipment!





2017 PBIS 3 on 3 Tournament Champ Winners

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PBIS Carpool Karaoke Video - EEIF Event - May 2017

PBIS Carpool Karaoke Video - Olympic Day - February 2017