Students in Huston Middle School are not only working towards academic success during the school day, but are also focused on discovering ways to grow as well-rounded, kind and caring individuals. Team Huston!, a positive behavior intervention and support plan (PBIS), was piloted by eighth-graders last year and was such a success that it is now a school-wide initiative embraced by all Huston Middle School students and teachers. The goal of PBIS is to promote a culture of personal growth by providing character education, positive reinforcement, consistent consequences and incentives that celebrate student accomplishment. To achieve this, all middle school grade levels work on a monthly theme, such as responsibility, hope & goals, empathy & kindness and respect. Within each grade level, students have embraced unique ways to understand and engage in each theme.