What is PBIS?

PBIS is a systematic approach to proactively teach positive school-wide behaviors and expectations. It focuses on improving positive behaviors and developing self-discipline in all students and works to recognize the positive contributions of students and staff on our school community. The PBIS program increases instructional time, improves safety, decreases problem behaviors, and establishes a positive school culture.

At Glacier Creek, ROAR lays the foundation for student expectations in all school settings. Students and staff are R: Respectful O: Optimistic A: Academic R: Responsible.

PBIS in Action

Here are some examples of how to ROAR:

* Being on time to class

* Staying to the right in the hallway

* Actively listening

* Having all materials for class

What does PBIS look like at GCMS?

PBIS establishes common routines and uniform language that is used throughout the building. This allows students to know what is expected of them no matter the area of the building they are in or who the teacher is. Each space in our school has posted expectations in the form of a matrix that outlines ROAR.

Students are explicitly taught these expectations during short lessons during class or in ELT. Students are retaught these lessons based on staff feedback and data about problem behaviors and/or areas of our school.

PBIS Tier 2

Tier 2 PBIS is the second level of the PBIS program. The Tier 2 team uses data and information from staff to identify, discuss, and develop a plan for small group or individual students who are struggling to follow the school-wide rules and expectations. Interventions may include two by 10’s, check-in/check-out, small group booster lessons, and/or individual meetings. Tier 2 works to provide supports that allow struggling students to function in the school community with additional targeted supports.

Building School Culture

Every Wednesday is "Wear Green Wednesday". A chance for students and staff to show off their Sabercat pride by wearing GCMS apparel or green clothing.

Positive Motivations

Part of the PBIS program includes recognizing students for their positive behaviors. Some examples of these incentives and acknowledgements include: positive referral post cards and/or calls home, all school assemblies, school wide celebration days, sitting in a teacher’s chair, jumping ahead to the front of the lunch line, dismissal to lunch early, and bringing a friend to ELT. Students are also asked to nominate staff members for positive recognition. Nomination forms can be filled out and turned in during lunch periods.

GCMS PBIS Mission Statement

The Glacier Creek community will be respectful, optimistic, academic, and responsible (ROAR).

2019-2020 Goal

The PBIS program will coordinate collaboration of students, staff, and families on the use of ROAR as a system that allows meaningful learning to occur.

How Can I Learn More about the PBIS program?

Ask a member of our teams!

*Denotes internal PBIS coach

Tier 1 PBIS team:

*Mr. Ashe, *Ms. Ebben, Ms. Wasmund, Ms. Noak, Ms. Kern, Ms. Tormey, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Benz

Tier 2 PBIS team:

*Mr. Ashe, Ms. Gomez, Ms. Sanders-Schenck, Ms. Kern, Ms. Copeland, Ms. Von Bergen, Ms. Lohr

At GCMS. . .We Believe in EVERY Student