Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

School-wide implementation of PBIS takes into account three critical features — systems, practices, and data — that work together to promote positive, predictable, and safe environments for everyone in all school settings.  Hudsonville Public Schools has adopted the acronym, SOAR, to create consistency for all students K-12. 

SOAR stands for:  
Be Safe
Own It
Act Responsibly
Be Respectful

PBIS Specialists

Jamie Boerner

Jamie Boerner
Alward

Jill VanDanend
Forest Grove

Matt Cooley

Matt Cooley
Georgetown

Brian Renbarger

Brian Renbarger
Jamestown Lower

Nykole Britton

Nykole Britton
Jamestown Upper

Marc Arnoys

Marc Arnoys
Baldwin St. MS

Krystyn Broersman

Krystyn Broersma
Riley S. MS

The RULER Approach

This year, your child is learning about the RULER approach for social-emotional learning, which is designed to help students recognize, understand, label, express and regulate their emotions in productive ways. Below you will find overview videos from the district PBIS Specialists explaining your child's upcoming RULER Feeling Word Units. Students in grade K-5 will learn eight new feeling words using the RULER curriculum this year. The units of study focus on expanding emotion vocabulary as well as discussing action and thought strategies to proactively handle each emotion. Please reach out to your child’s building principal if you would like more information on their current unit of study. We appreciate your partnership as you engage in at home learning opportunities with your child.