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1 Longview Middle School Blue Ribbon Plan S. Orleans Memphis, Tennessee 38106

2 Guiding Principles Beliefs School Character Points Values

3 Vision The faculty of Longview Middle School is dedicated to higher levels of achievement for all students. Every student will be valued and empowered with the skills necessary to become a life-long learner and productive citizen.

4 Mission The mission of Longview Middle School is to prepare our students to be competitive learners in the 21st Century. This will include encouraging independent reading with comprehension and fluency and using technology as a tool to enhance writing skills, problem solving, and reasoning.

5 Philosophy Statement The school is an academic institution, as well as a social institution, as such, it is very important to exemplify behaviors that would foster future success.

6 Goals and/or Objectives Decrease suspension by 25% Decrease office referrals by 30% Increase student attendance by 1% Increase time on task by 10% Increase parental involvement by 10% Decrease tardiness by 50% Increase the number of students on the honor roll by 10%

7 MCS Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee Worksheet Name of School: Longview Middle Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee is representative of the school faculty and includes an administrator. Fill in the names of committee members and designate a Team Leader (TL) *Indicates members mandated by MEA contract Principal* - Mr. Kobie Sweeten Assistant Principal - Ms. Tarcia Gilliam Professional School Counselor*- Ms. Jacqueline Reeves School Psychologist- Sandy Friedlander General Education Teacher(s)- Ms. C. Pearson, Ms. P. Giles, Ms. E. Spencer, Ms. E. Thompson MEA Representative*-- Mr. Harper Elected Teacher(s) (2)*- Ms. E. Spencer, Ms. E. Thompson Special Education Teacher(s)*- Ms. Hampton Related Arts Teacher(s)- Ms. L. Dowty Students- Deangleo Gardner, Erica Brown Parent(s)*-

8 Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee What needs to happen for this team to meet once every 2-4 weeks? Someone on team designated to be responsible for data from Blue Ribbon Website Complete Meeting Schedule for the year

9 Meeting Schedule Reporting PeriodApproximate Dates of Reporting Periods All data for period entered into system (A) Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee meeting dates (B) Faculty meeting dates to report interpretation of 20 day data (C) 1. 1st 20 day period 8/14/06-9/11/06 9/15/ nd 20 day period 912/06-10/11/06 10/13/0609/12/ rd 20 day period 10/12/06-11/8/06 11/10/0610/17/ th 20 day period 11/9/06-12/11/06 12/15/0611/14/0611/15/ th 20 day period 12/12/06-1/24/07 1/26/0712/12/ th 20 day period 1/25/07-2/22/07 2/23/0701/16/0701/17/ th 20 day period 2/23/07-3/29/07 3/30/0702/13/ th 20 day period 3/30/07-4/27/07 5/4/0703/13/0703/14/ th 20 day period 4/30/07-5/25/07 5/29/0604/10/07

10 School Rules Be on time and prepared to learn. Treat others the way that you would want to be treated. Respect your property and property of others.

11 Behavioral Expectation Matrix RulesClassroomRestroomHallwayCafeteriaMorning Entry and Closing School Assemblies Be on timeStudents are in their seats with school supplies and pencils sharpened at the ringing of the tardy bell Students will quietly enter and leave Students are lined- up to be escorted after going to the bathroom and lockers quickly Students are escorted to and from the lunchroom by the teacher and line up quietly, Students will arrive early to go to the bookstore, locker and bathroom before class Students sit quietly in assigned homeroom sections within the gym. Treat others the way that you would want to be treated Raise hands for questions and may discuss the work with inside voices Use only 3 paper towels Walk to the right of the hallway. Remain in your place in line and use 6 inch voices at the tables Students will enter and exit walking through the assigned doors (by grade level) Enter quietly and remain quiet throughout the assembly Respect your property and property of others Folders and books may be worn but useable and returning borrowed supplies to owner in good condition Flush and turn off water Toilet paper and paper towels will remain in or on holders Move quietly through hallways and stairwells. Pick up any trash you dropped on the floor Pick up items from the table and floor, then place their refuse in the receptacles Keep their hands and backpacks to themselves while entering and exiting Pick up any belongings and refuse left around their seats before leaving Prepared to learn Have all of the correct materials for each class Go at the allotted time Prepare all their materials for class or homework

12 Procedures for Entering School Students enter and exit the building through assigned doors (by grade level). Support staff monitor hallways and entrances. Teachers stand at their door during class transitions. All doors are locked at 7:30 and students are sent to the main entrance for sign-in. Students arriving after 7:30 are tardy to school.

13 Procedures for Closing School Secure and count the laptop computers. Students exit through assigned doors (by grade level). Support staff monitor hallways. Teachers escort students out of the building.

14 Procedures for Passing Classes  Students are lined-up and escorted/supervised by a teacher throughout the building.  Students walk to the right of the hallway.  Students move quietly through hallways and stairwells.There will be consequences for chronic violators.

15 Lunchroom Procedures Students are escorted to and from the lunchroom by the teacher. Students line up quietly. Students are to place their refuse in the receptacles. Students use 6 inch voices in the classrooms. Teachers will pick up their students promptly after lunch.

16 Procedures for Assemblies Teachers escort their students to and from assemblies. Students sit in assigned homeroom sections within the gym. Students will enter quietly and remain quiet throughout the assembly.

17 Referrals Referrals are written in correlation with the school-wide discipline plan. Before referrals are written, interventions required by the school-wide discipline plan must be met. Students referred to the office should be accompanied with a written referral.

18 Laptops Students will receive laptop computers during their homeroom class. Computer chargers will remain on the cart. Students will remain on educationally relevant websites. Students are prohibited from playing CDs on their laptops, unless authorized by the teachers.

19 Classroom Procedures General classroom procedures will be established by the grade level teams and submitted to the principal. All students must have passes when outside of the classroom. Teachers will use the standard Longview hall pass.

20 Classroom Procedures Examples Hall passes Getting up from seat Asking for help Cooperative groups Turning in homework Writing Assignment Protocol Equity sticks Classroom supplies Pencil Sharpener Restroom

21 School Wide Incentives Power Points Program –This system allow students deposit (earn) or withdraw (lose) points as a result of behavior. This system empowers students to become responsible for their own behavior. –Students who have maintained 800+ for the six weeks will receive in class incentives and attend the school wide events. –Students who have maintained 900+ for the six weeks will act as greeters and receive intercom recognition. –Students who have maintained for the six weeks will have their name place in a drawing for prizes. –Students who have maintained highest over 1000 for the six weeks will become Mr. / Mrs. Citizenship for the upcoming six weeks.

22 Resources for Incentives Adopters Community agencies & businesses Restaurants Fundraisers Churches Parent organizations

23 General Procedure for Dealing with Problem Behaviors Talking back to teacher Decide what the student should and should not have done Determine that after school detention would be the consequence Detention form goes to the teacher, parent, and detention book. File necessary documentation Send referral to office File necessary documentation Determine that In - School Suspension would be the consequence Follow through with consequences Problem solve why student is constantly talking back Follow up by calling parent Write referral & Escort student to office Follow up with student within a week Is behavior major? Does student have 3? NOYES NO YES Teacher pulls student aside to talk Ensure safety

24 Character Education The school will implement the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Program.

25 Harassment and Bullying Prevention Date annual harassment training is done with faculty Training with faculty regarding prevention including defining bullying/intimidation, recognizing early stages, providing strategies for addressing

26 School Safety Plan The Multi-Hazard Emergency School Plan was submitted Oct. 31, 2006 Plan review March Fire Drill Schedule Earthquake and Severe Weather Drill Schedule Training Dates

27 Monitoring Process Grade level teams will conduct a pre-referral meeting in order to develop a functional behavioral assessment and an intervention plan. An S-Team meeting will be conducted to discuss students in need of further intervention. The School-wide Discipline Plan will be reviewed every six weeks during faculty meeting.

28 Action Steps StepsTimelineMaterialsPurpose Establish faculty commitment. Review during Fresh Start Professional Development Week -Discipline Plan -Poll Review and edit plan and establish faculty commitment Establish School-Wide Expectations School-wide Assemblies every six-weeks Reinforcement during homeroom -Display Monthly Character Traits -Caught Being Good Tickets Reinforce expectations for students Conduct a Parent/Teacher/ Student Survey Administered during 1st six weeks and 6th-six week periods Parent/Teacher/ Student Survey Identify concerns and areas of need Share Information w/community Share information through Parent/Community Meetings and newsletters -Six- Week Newsletter -Billboard Establish community and parent support Implement new Teacher Practices Review bi-weekly during faculty meetings The Skillful TeacherImprove Teacher Effectiveness Pre-Referral MeetingAs needed during team meetings -Work Samples -Intervention Form Review behavioral and academic interventions prior to S-Team Monitor Discipline PlanReview discipline plan on the 3rd Wednesday of every month Discipline PlanAssess success of plan and make revisions Implement Character Education Implement Program through exploratory classes 7-Habits of Highly Effective Teens Improve esteem and student responsibility

29 Prevention Programs No-Checking Program, Bridges Peer Mediation Program, No–Bullying Program: Preventing Bullying at School, Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools The No-Checking program is taught by classroom teachers to students at the beginning of the year and revisited whenever needed. Bridges peer mediation by student leadership/student council No–Bullying Program: Preventing Bullying at School, Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools is implemented by the school counselor monthly grade by grade.

30 Intervention Plan Anger Management Group counseling for students that are sent to the office repeatedly for fighting, classroom disruption, etc with the school counselor Connect Mentor Program for students that are sent to the office repeatedly for chronic misbehavior with an adult of the working community Attendance point system is school wide but focus on your chronically tardy students monitored and maintained by the attendance committee

31 In-School Suspension Plan Students are referred to the office by the teacher. Students are referred to in-school suspension by the school administration. Teachers will be notified via of students that are referred to in-school suspension. The in-school suspension teacher along with the student will collect classroom assignments. The referring teacher will have a re-entry meeting with the student during their planning period.

32 Secondary Intervention Evaluation A drop in referrals is the initial method to evaluate and indicate progress A bi-weekly follow up conversation with teachers and parents about improvements in behavior and attitude

33 Results Your results so far toward your school wide goals List graphs and short explanations. You will have data from REA so you can compare last year’s numbers with the previous year’s

34 Celebration Possible Celebration activities include: Six Flags Good Behavior trip Incentives for Good Behavior Tickets Dance Ticket Reductions Skating Rink Admissions Putt Putt Golf and Games Trip Good Citizen Pencils (Specific celebration activities will be identified during the initial plan evaluation meeting.)

35 Evaluation Effectiveness of the School-Wide Discipline Plan will be evaluated through the following methods: Disciplinary Referrals Surveys Report Cards

36 Parent / Community Involvement Four PTO Meetings will be dedicated to reviewing the Discipline Plan. Two Community Meetings will be conducted to review the Discipline Plan. Community Leaders will be encouraged to become School Mentors. Additional School Adopters will be added to assist with the Celebration activities.

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