Presentation on theme: "Longview Middle School Blue Ribbon Plan"— Presentation transcript:
1 Longview Middle School Blue Ribbon Plan 2006-2007 1895 S. OrleansMemphis, Tennessee 38106
2 Guiding PrinciplesBeliefsSchool Character PointsValues
3 VisionThe 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 MissionThe 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 StatementThe 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 2006-07 Name of School:Longview MiddleBlue Ribbon DisciplineCommittee is representativeof the school faculty andincludes an administrator.Fill in the names of committeemembers and designate a TeamLeader (TL)*Indicates members mandated by MEA contractPrincipal* - Mr. Kobie SweetenAssistant Principal - Ms. Tarcia GilliamProfessional School Counselor*- Ms. Jacqueline ReevesSchool Psychologist- Sandy FriedlanderGeneral Education Teacher(s)- Ms. C. Pearson, Ms. P. Giles, Ms. E. Spencer, Ms. E. ThompsonMEA Representative*-- Mr. HarperElected Teacher(s) (2)*- Ms. E. Spencer, Ms. E. ThompsonSpecial Education Teacher(s)*- Ms. HamptonRelated Arts Teacher(s)- Ms. L. DowtyStudents- Deangleo Gardner, Erica BrownParent(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 WebsiteComplete Meeting Schedule for the year
9 Meeting Schedule 1. 1st 20 day period 2. 2nd 20 day period Reporting PeriodApproximate Dates of Reporting PeriodsAll 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 period8/14/06-9/11/069/15/062. 2nd 20 day period912/06-10/11/0610/13/0609/12/063. 3rd 20 day period10/12/06-11/8/0611/10/0610/17/064. 4th 20 day period11/9/06-12/11/0612/15/0611/14/0611/15/065. 5th 20 day period12/12/06-1/24/071/26/0712/12/066. 6th 20 day period1/25/07-2/22/072/23/0701/16/0701/17/077. 7th 20 day period2/23/07-3/29/073/30/0702/13/078. 8th 20 day period3/30/07-4/27/075/4/0703/13/0703/14/079. 9th 20 day period4/30/07-5/25/075/29/0604/10/07
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 SchoolAssembliesBe on timeStudents are in their seats with school supplies and pencils sharpened at the ringing of the tardy bellStudents will quietly enter and leaveStudents are lined-up to be escorted after going to the bathroom and lockers quicklyStudents 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 classStudents sit quietly in assigned homeroom sections within the gym.Treat others the way that you would want to be treatedRaise hands for questions and may discuss the work with inside voicesUse only 3 paper towelsWalk to the right of the hallway.Remain in your place in line and use 6 inch voices at the tablesStudents will enter and exit walking through the assigned doors (by grade level)Enter quietly and remain quiet throughout the assemblyRespect your property and property of othersFolders and books may be worn but useable and returning borrowed supplies to owner in good conditionFlush and turn off waterToilet paper and paper towels will remain in or on holdersMove quietly through hallways and stairwells.Pick up any trash you dropped on the floorPick up items from the table and floor, then place their refuse in the receptaclesKeep their hands and backpacks to themselves while entering and exitingPick up any belongings and refuse left around their seats before leavingPrepared to learnHave all of the correct materials for each classGo at the allotted timePrepare 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 ProceduresStudents 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 ReferralsReferrals 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 LaptopsStudents 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 ProceduresGeneral 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 passesGetting up from seatAsking for helpCooperative groupsTurning in homeworkWriting Assignment ProtocolEquity sticksClassroom suppliesPencil SharpenerRestroom
21 School Wide Incentives Power Points ProgramThis 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 AdoptersCommunity agencies & businessesRestaurantsFundraisersChurchesParent organizations
23 General Procedure for Dealing with Problem Behaviors Talking back to teacherIsbehavior major?Teacher pulls student aside to talkNOYESEnsure safetyDecide what the student shouldand should not have doneWrite referral &Escort student to officeProblem solve why student isconstantly talking backDetermine that after schooldetention would be the consequenceDetermine that In - School Suspensionwould be the consequenceDetention form goes to the teacher,parent, and detention book.Follow up by calling parentNODoesstudenthave 3?YESFollowthrough withconsequencesFile necessarydocumentationSendreferral toofficeFile necessarydocumentationFollow upwith studentwithin aweek
24 Character EducationThe school will implement the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Program.
25 Harassment and Bullying Prevention Date annual harassment training is done with facultyTraining with faculty regarding prevention including defining bullying/intimidation, recognizing early stages, providing strategies for addressing
26 School Safety PlanThe Multi-Hazard Emergency School Plan was submitted Oct. 31, 2006Plan review MarchFire Drill ScheduleTraining DatesEarthquake and Severe WeatherDrill Schedule
27 Monitoring ProcessGrade 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 Steps Timeline Materials Purpose Establish faculty commitment.Review during Fresh Start Professional Development Week-Discipline Plan-PollReview and edit plan and establish faculty commitmentEstablish School-Wide ExpectationsSchool-wide Assemblies every six-weeksReinforcement during homeroom-Display Monthly Character Traits-Caught Being Good TicketsReinforce expectations for studentsConduct a Parent/Teacher/Student SurveyAdministered during 1st six weeks and 6th-six week periodsParent/Teacher/ Student SurveyIdentify concerns and areas of needShare Information w/communityShare information through Parent/Community Meetings and newsletters-Six- Week Newsletter-BillboardEstablish community and parent supportImplement new Teacher PracticesReview bi-weekly during faculty meetingsThe Skillful TeacherImprove Teacher EffectivenessPre-Referral MeetingAs needed during team meetings-Work Samples-Intervention FormReview behavioral and academic interventions prior to S-TeamMonitor Discipline PlanReview discipline plan on the 3rd Wednesday of every monthDiscipline PlanAssess success of plan and make revisionsImplement Character EducationImplement Program through exploratory classes7-Habits of Highly Effective TeensImprove esteem and student responsibility
29 Prevention ProgramsNo-Checking Program, Bridges Peer Mediation Program, No–Bullying Program: Preventing Bullying at School, Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in SchoolsThe 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 councilNo–Bullying Program: Preventing Bullying at School, Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools is implemented by the school counselor monthly grade by grade.
30 Intervention PlanAnger Management Group counseling for students that are sent to the office repeatedly for fighting, classroom disruption, etc with the school counselorConnect Mentor Program for students that are sent to the office repeatedly for chronic misbehavior with an adult of the working communityAttendance 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 progressA 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 tripIncentives for Good Behavior TicketsDance Ticket ReductionsSkating Rink AdmissionsPutt Putt Golf and Games TripGood Citizen Pencils(Specific celebration activities will be identified during the initial plan evaluation meeting.)
35 EvaluationEffectiveness of the School-Wide Discipline Plan will be evaluated through the following methods:Disciplinary ReferralsSurveysReport 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.