How Bonita High Harnessed the Power of PBIS Rewards to Manage Student Behavior
Bonita High School, CA is a beloved Minga school that has been with us from the beginning. Here is how they utilize Minga to boost student participation and keep track of the stats while doing so.
About Bonita High School
Bonita Needed a Better Check In Process
The old ID and scanning process at the school was just not working — so admin staff were looking for a better way to streamline this procedure. Minga’s digital IDs and check in features empowered Bonita High to update their old school scanners and now, this process has been heavily streamlined.
Now, the new scanning system works a million times better than the old ID scanners, automatically entering everything and accurately counting and keeping an eye on where our kids are. Let alone the fact that the training was super easy and the school is already seeing more involvement now that they have started the faster process.
What Minga Offered:
I think right now we’re using groups the most, it’s really helping to replace all the other apps we were using to juggle our extracurriculars. An upcoming event that I’m excited to use Minga for has to be Action Night, which is basically class (grade) wars where they play games against each other. That is in April but the idea is that the Minga points throughout the year will build up to that night. It’s one of our favorite events considering students from all grades attend and really get excited and involved, especially now that we’ve implemented the long-running rewards.”
A Seamless Student-Teacher Experience
Bonita has paired Minga’s Digital ID Module, Behavior & Rewards Module, and Communication Module to create a seamless student-teacher experience. Bonita uses the Minga PBIS Points module to assign points to groups for fun student events and incentivize them to stay engaged. Julia Pocino is the Activities Director and ASB Coordinator at Bonita High and here’s what she had to say about points:
My favorite thing about Minga is that it’s like a one-stop shop, that’s the big thing. I also like that you guys are super attentive to our ideas, and needs. Whenever you don’t have a certain feature and we let you know that it’s important to us, you always just go and develop it.”
PBIS Points and Rewards Go Hand in Hand With Student Behavior Reporting
Merging PBIS points and student behavior has been a game-changer at Bonita High. Pair this all with Digital IDs and you’re able to scan students into events and track their attendance down to the minute while awarding them points for being there in the first place. “The Scanner works a million times better than our old school ID scanners, it just automatically enters everything and accurately counts and keeps track of our kids. Let alone the fact that the training was super easy and we’re already seeing more involvement now that we started the faster process.”
Minga spoke to Casey, a senior class council, leadership, and three-sport athlete student and she happened to tell us a bit about the Communication and Community Module and what is drawing students there. “I like that there’s a calendar that gives you options of all the groups being together or separate. The calendar is just super helpful and we (the students) really like how everything is in one place, it’s such a change from what the school was doing before where we all had to use a bunch of different apps.”
Bonita High School took Minga by the horns and implemented our PBIS Rewards and Tracking Student Behavior Module and the culture changed forever. Now student attendance is being recorded at events and teachers can see detailed timelines of their engagement journey as well as willingness to participate. They have seen student attendance grow exponentially and have had only positive reactions from the student body so far. Shout out to Bonita High! If you want to download the full case on Bonita High, scroll down.
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