• PBIS Terminology:


    Core Values – All of our GMES school wide behavioral expectations are based on the following core values: Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Leadership.  Students are taught the behavioral expectations based on these values and we encourage you to also use these words when guiding your child to make decisions about behavior.


    Behavior Matrix – Our matrix defines what our core values look like in all school settings.  This allows all of our staff to use common language with all of our students as we set the expectations at GMES!  


    Passports – Students “earn” passport spaces by demonstrating our core values – Respect, Responsibility, and Safety.  Students will keep their passports in the “Dolphin Diary,” and will record events that helped contribute to their success that day. Once students have filled their passport, they will include their passport in the classes “success jar.”  This process helps us reinforce, acknowledge and thank those students who are demonstrating our core values here at GMES!


    Ongoing Interventions- Students who are not meeting expectations, and demonstrating the core values, will receive one-on-one intervention as needed.


    “Splash Zone” Celebrations- Celebrate their success on the same day as the student recognition ceremonies


    Kids Day Celebration - End of the year celebration for the whole school


    Random Celebrations - We want to encourage all of our students to demonstrate our core values by “catching” their successes. We will randomly acknowledge our student’s successes with a variety of brief activities and fun-filled surprises!