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1 Leota Junior High Home of the “Thirsty for Knowledge” Lions Pride in Pride Time Presentation October 27, 2009 Northshore School District 15 Oct.2009

2 What Teachers are saying about Pride Time… “I like Pride Time, I do. I like it more than swine flu. I like it to do homework. I like it to ask for more help. I like it more than the invention of the spork. I like Pride Time, I do.” –Mr. Adams “Pride Time is a well- thought out, fairly simple intervention that has the potential to impact every student.” –Mrs. Lindgren “Pride Time allows for more TIME- the one thing everyone wants more of.” –Mr. Benjamin

3 What is Pride Time? 25 minute period at the end of day, designed to allow students opportunities to: Organize and finish assignments Organize and finish assignments Seek one-on-one interaction with their teachers Seek one-on-one interaction with their teachers Organize their planner Organize their planner Work on potential group projects Work on potential group projects Read for class or enjoyment Read for class or enjoyment

4 “On the Hunt” for the Perfect Pride Leota’s Five Year Goal and it’s correlation to the WASL In-service experience with Chick Morman D&F Report Data Whatever it Takes (DuFour) and the professional and student discourse concerning the essential question: “What causes students to struggle?” ons.jpg> 15 Oct. 2009

5 “Pouncing on Success” Creation of Ad Hoc Committee- Representation from multiple disciplines Dialogue amongst the committee’s multiple perspectives combined with analysis of student findings regarding “why students struggle?” Attention to detail… “What about that?!” Building a consensus on a way forward Multiple surveys, staff meeting presentations reporting progress, assessing staff support To our Identified Problems Working Towards Solutions… AUk/R1tlroLK8II/AAAAAAAAAHY/8K0UC3AnfeE/lion2_fullsize.JPG. 15 Oct. 2009

6 What Students are saying about Pride Time… “I like Pride Time because you get 25 minutes of pure work time with no distractions.” Ibrahim Flores “I enjoy Pride Time because….it gives me time to talk about assignments with peers. Pride Time gives me a chance to relax and some time for homework. This is a very useful class and is a benefit to the student body.” Anonymous “Pride Time helps me get homework done. In addition, Pride Time is a quiet time to work and study. Pride Time has gotten me an ‘A’ on a test. Pride time ROCKS!” Hillary Reed

7 Successful Students= Great Grades 15 Oct Since implementation in the Spring of 2007, there has been an average drop of 4.5% in possible D and F grades In addition, the numbers of C grades has declined coupled with a rise of B’s and A’s Leota’s state assessment score improvements

8 What Parents are saying about Pride Time… “I am a big fan. Zoe has been able to get a big jump on her homework and the best part is she can do it while still at school where the resources are if she has questions. Additionally, I am very pleased with how well your teachers are managing the time, holding the students accountable to studying and not letting it turn into free time. This one small change you and your team made has had a huge positive impact on us. Thanks!” Sharon Chastain “I am a big fan. Zoe has been able to get a big jump on her homework and the best part is she can do it while still at school where the resources are if she has questions. Additionally, I am very pleased with how well your teachers are managing the time, holding the students accountable to studying and not letting it turn into free time. This one small change you and your team made has had a huge positive impact on us. Thanks!” Sharon Chastain “My son told me that he passed science last year because he was able to see his science teacher during Pride Time.” Debbie Jones “My daughter has always struggled in math. For the first time she is understanding math and when she doesn’t, she knows she can go in and see her math teacher during Pride Time.” Anonymous

9 The Long and Winding Road What’s next? “Pride Time is exciting from my perspective because of the potential to improve the lives of all students. Not only is it an avenue for interventions for struggling students, but it can provide leadership and mentorship training, social and life skills, and community building.” Mr. Zitzmann Whatever it Takes! Mentoring and leadership opportunities Special targeted programs to support and scaffold students at any level Powerful arena for school wide interventions Continuing to track and collect data Empowering students to self- advocate mages/winding-road-sunset-L.jpg> 15 Oct. 2009

10 And Away We Go… 15 Oct. 2009


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