Presentation on theme: "South Lakes High School F airfax County Public Schools Bruce Butler, Principal."— Presentation transcript:
South Lakes High School F airfax County Public Schools Bruce Butler, Principal
Seahawk PBS Team Fran Walker, Coach Teresa Fennessy, Team Leader Marly Fullerton, Research Douglas Tyson, AP Bruce Butler, Principal
South Lakes High School: Demographics Asian 11.1% Black 19.2% Hispanic 17.5% White 45.4% Other 6.8%
South Lakes High School: Demographics Free and Reduced Lunch 34% ESOL 9.21% Special Education 19.18%
South Lakes Seahawks Our values have not changed, we have and will continue to increase our expectations, understanding, and accountability to improve as a school: 1.Timely Communication 2.Organized and Reflective Instructional Program 3.Positive and Constructive School Environment
Implementation Requirements Adminisitrative Team Support Strong Teacher Leadership Key Players on Staff PBS Training
Seeing the Need – Why PBS? Increase Instructional Time Consistent Policies Attendance Data Academic Achievement Decrease Discipline Issues As a school we knew we could do better!
Building the Team Strong Administrative Support Teacher Leaders Department Representation Other Staff, Students, and Parents
Building the Team Started with County Training and Support –Steering group of faculty went to learn about the program –Faculty returned with recommendation to move forward Paid PBS Work Days at South Lakes High School
South Lakes Seahawks 1.Timely Communication 2.Organized and Reflective Instructional Program 3.Positive and Constructive School Environment
Implementation Process SLHS faculty and staff engaged in an open and honest dialogue focusing on school wide performance and attendance data. Attendance, the primary correlate to academic success, became the first PBS school wide initiative!
The Road to Success Empower the Faculty to: Develop and Implement Consistent Policies Use Data to Influence Change Take Ownership of Process
PBS We eliminate the inconsistencies which induce students to logically question the validity of any rule Imagine playing a 7-inning high school baseball game in which the basic rules changed every inning? Eliminates frustration!
Implement Schoolwide Attendance Procedures Definition of Tardy: After the bell but fewer than 20 minutes late 1 st Tardy: Verbal warning 2 nd Tardy: Teacher discretion to assign detention 3 rd Tardy: Teacher notifies parent/administrator
Honors Level Participation at South Lakes High School Participation in Honors Classes (% of students taking one or more Pre – IB or IB course) 2008 - 2009: 9th Grade 65% 10th Grade 59% 11th Grade 49% 12th Grade 49% 25 freshman have pupil placed in for IB this year