At Greensboro Elementary School we use our ROAR!!


Respectful   Own it   Act safely   Responsible


 GES PBIS Matrix

What is PBIS and ROAR?


PBIS: Greensboro Elementary School is a PBIS (positive behavior interventions and support) school. Our belief is that teaching students about good behavior is more important than telling them. With PBIS we have a consistent system in place for behavior expectations throughout the building.


Some parents and educators believe that students come to school knowing these rules of conduct, and those who don’t follow them should be punished. However, research and experience has taught us that systematically teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. It also establishes a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. Finally, the use of Primary Prevention strategies has been shown to result in dramatic reductions in the number of students being sent to the office for discipline in schools across the United States and Canada.

ROAR: Everyone in the building learns to ROAR (a small acronym to remember the expectations at GES). At Greensboro Elementary School everyone is working hard to display ROARing Behaviors. Our behaviors ROAR when we:

  • Respect ourselves, others and property.
  • Own our choices.
  • Act safely throughout the day.
  • Responsible for our learning.

When students are caught exhibiting ROARing behaviors, which are our pillars of character, they are then rewarded with a Tiger Cash. Tiger Cash serve as money for students to make purchases from the Tiger Menu.

When we forget to ROAR, we will:

  • Get a visual cue.
  • Get a verbal cue.
  • Have a conference with the teacher.
  • Take a time out.
  • Have a loss of incentive/and or phone call home.
  • See an administrator/office referral

You will see matrixes around the school that outline the behaviors that are important to GES in different areas, for example, respect on the playground means taking turns and including others while respect in the lunchroom is using an inside voice and using table manners.  A very successful technique for shaping behavior is giving specific, positive feedback towards the desired behavior.

ROAR MENU: To see a list of the privileges students can "purchase" with their Tiger Cash, please click the following link:  ROAR Menu. 

For more information about PBIS, please visit this website:



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