Panther Paws

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. This system is an effort to create a positive school community with consistent expectations in all areas of the school. From the hallways to the playground, from the cafeteria to the restrooms, PBIS helps Paris students understand what is expected of them and provides motivation to comply with those expectations. We use PAWS to help us remember what to do in every area of the school!


(P)Positive Attitude

(A)Act Responsibly

(W)Work Hard

(S)Show Respect


  • Stand silently in line
  • Use please and thank you
  • Keep hands to yourself
  • Always sit on your bottom
  • Pick up anything you drop on the floor
  • Do not take things out of the cafeteria that do not belong to you.
  • Clean up spills
  • Throw away all trash
  • Use your napkin/tableware
  • Use good table manners
  • Music playing = no talking
  • No music playing = can talk softly


  • Share equipment
  • Be kind to others
  • Take turns
  • Cheer on your classmates
  • Leave mulch/rocks on ground
  • Use equipment as it was intended
  • Enter building quietly
  • Include others
  • Get lots of exercise
  • Keep hands, feet, and all objects to yourself
  • Line up when teachers call the first time


  • Greet others
  • Be quiet in hallways
  • Listen for directions
  • Know where you are supposed to be and head straight there
  • Be on time
  • Keep up with your belongings
  • Silently greet others
  • Show pride & care about your environment


  • Move silently in the hallways
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • Go straight to your destination
  • Always walk on the colored tiles
  • Keep the halls clean
  • Keep hands off walls/bulletin boards
  • Pay attention in line
  • Listen for directions


  • Stay on task
  • Use restroom quietly and quickly
  • Use soap dispenser correctly
  • Flush after use
  • Keep your feet on the floor
  • Hit your target
  • Knock before entering
  • Wait patiently
  • Keep restroom clean
  • Cooperate with your bathroom monitor


  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Always use positive language
  • Stay in your seat
  • Feet on the floor
  • Use a quiet voice when speaking to the person next to you
  • Walk quietly to bus
  • Do not throw anything out of bus windows
  • Keep belongings in your book bag
  • Follow bus drivers instructions
  • No talking back to driver


  • Greet others silently
  • Only use Put-Ups!
  • Follow all classroom procedures
  • Do your personal best
  • Stay on Task
  • Use Active Listening
  • Be prepared for class
  • Follow teacher instructions
  • Use positive language


Blue Bucks

Students can earn Blue Bucks by displaying behavior on the PBIS matrix. These Blue Buckswill be given by any staff member (administrators, teachers, assistants, front office staff, cafeteria employees, bus drivers, and custodians) so there will be opportunities to earn them throughout the day and throughout the school. Displaying proper behavior and Life Skills will earn plenty of Blue Bucks. Students will be given the opportunity throughout the year to "spend" the Blue Bucks they have collected.

Golden Paws

Classrooms earn recognition in the form of Golden Paws when they display behavior on the PBIS matrix. With assistance from the classroom teacher, students decide how many Golden Paws their class needs to earn a reward. The beauty of Golden Paws is that teachers cannot give their own classes Golden Paws. Instead, other staff members must notice the PAWS behavior and reward the classroom with a Golden Paw. All staff members(administrators, teachers, assistants, front office staff, cafeteria employees,and custodians) have Golden Paws to give to classrooms, so students constantly have the opportunity to earn Golden Paws as they move about the building throughout the day.


Students who do not comply with behaviors in the matrix will have consequences as stated by the individual classroom teacher's behavior management plan.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Developing a PBIS program for a school is a three-year process. So, while we have made strides towards implementing PBIS at Paris, we have goals for continuing our implementation. Our primary goal and next step is to create a behavior management system for individuals that includes both incentives and consequences for individual behavior. The challenge for our PBIS team is to create expectations that are consistent for all students yet are developmentally appropriate for all ages attending Paris Elementary School. For more information, contact Ms.Gerard, Assistant Principal and PBIS Coordinator (355-4271 or egerard@greenville.k12.sc.us)..


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