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1 Presenters: James Klipa Brendan Vines Kevin Kocher Jason Tatrai Teaching Incentives To Advance Non-motivated Students

2 Population: 23,391 o White: 89% o Black: 9% o Other: 2% Avg. Home Value: $80,262 Education: o College: 43% o High School: 41% o Less Than HS: 15% Income: o <$10-25K: 34% o $25-50K: 31% o $50-100K: 30% o $100K+: 4% Grades: 6-8 Students: 750 o White: 80% o Black: 18% o Other: 2% Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:18 Free/Reduced Lunch: 30% Special Ed.: 10% Gifted: 5% West Mifflin CommunityWest Mifflin Middle School

3 Assemblies Stickers Food Movies 10 more minutes at Recess Teaming Reinforcement

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6 Traditional “In the Box” Teaching Student Morale Teacher Morale NOT ACHIEVING AYP

7 Reorganization of School Culture Administrative Change of Philosophy (Teacher Empowerment) Staff Change of Philosophy o Flexibility and Creativity o “Thinking Outside the Box!” o Teaming

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9 Effort, Attitude, and Respect Recognize and reward consistent, positive behavior Reinforced with short videos and speeches Student receives sticker with every referral Promotes character education and ethical values Earn various rewards

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12 TITAN PRIDE

13 Teaming kickoff event for the year to encourage friendly competition between both 7th grade teams

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15 Annual school-wide food drive Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Team Competition Raised over 4 tons of food

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17 Used to encourage better open-ended responses by rewarding students with perfect scores on the 4sight Reading test with hamburgers.

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21 Established to honor all students who have completed all homework for a 9 week grading period in EVERY class.

22 Used to encourage better open-ended responses by rewarding students with proper scores on the 4sight math test with "Titan Cash"

23 Competition between 7th grade teams held during final preparation week before PSSAs

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25 Event held before PSSAs. Ryan Clark of the Pittsburgh Steelers and other members of the school staff addressed the students on the importance of the test and representing school pride

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27 Every student from the previous year scoring a Proficient or Advanced on both PSSA tests were treated to a cookout and tailgate before the first home varsity football game. Also recognized in pre-game festivities

28  After PSSA  Students & Faculty  Evening Performance

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30 Field trips rewarding consistent effort and achievement in the classroom

31 Students having the opportunity to decorate their school

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33 End of the year event for students. Activities include Faculty Dunk Tank, Inflatables, Picnic Lunch, & More

34 How did you feel at the beginning today? PSSA Scores (Last 4 years) Red is Before Implementation of Programs YearMathReading %61% %61.8% %72% %75.2%

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36 Brian Plichta - Building Principal School info: West Mifflin Area Middle School 371 Camp Hollow Road West Mifflin, PA


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