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Andover High School www.usd385.org Presented by: Mark Cross – Industrial Arts Teacher Link/Web Crew Presentation
Link Crew Objectives To empower juniors and seniors as role models for freshmen. Middle school – 8 th graders. To increase academic success through support of peers. To develop leadership skills in students on your campus.
Link Crew Objectives cont: To expose students to a variety of individuals at your school in positive situations. To teach students that by working together they can be successful and enjoy one another. To help create a supportive and positive atmosphere on your campus.
How Link Crew Supports Freshmen Link Teams All freshmen are divided into Link “crews” of 8-10. Each Crew is assigned 2 Link Leaders who will serve them as a mentor and a friend for the year.
Link Phone Call Link leaders telephone each of their freshmen to extend a personal invitation a few days before Orientation. How Link Crew Supports Freshmen
Link Orientation General Assembly http://firstname.lastname@example.org ayport.com http://email@example.com ayport.com Orientation for freshmen in separate classrooms by the link leaders. Focus of activities : getting to know other students. Learning strategies for being successful at the school. How Link Crew Supports Freshmen
Academic Follow Ups An academic follow up is a special lesson taught in all freshmen English classes by link leaders. Topics include, making good choices, using resources on campus, dealing with peer pressure. How Link Crew Supports Freshmen
Social Follow Ups Link Crew sponsors social events on campus to help freshmen and link leaders stay connected. Examples are: movie night, Cocoa & Cram night. How Link Crew Supports Freshmen
How Link Crew Teaches Leadership Link Leader Training Link leaders attend an intensive 12-hour training prior to Orientation.
Link Crew Each link leader is assigned a team of 8- 10 freshmen to mentor through their first year of high school. How Link Crew Teaches Leadership cont.
Link Orientation Each link leader then gets to practice the skills learned at Training by leading his/her freshmen crew through two activity sessions on Orientation day. How Link Crew Teaches Leadership cont.
Academic Follow Ups Link leaders attend a two-hour training that continues the link’s practice and understanding of leadership and group dynamics. How Link Crew Teaches Leadership cont.
Number of schools trained: 816 Number of educators trained:2,391 Approximate number of students affected in 2005-2006 school year: 950,000 Statistics
David Douglass High School, Portland Oregon: 71% reduction in freshmen disciplinary referrals. 48% reduction in freshmen absences.
Statistics Boulder High School, Boulder, CO 1997: 20 freshman hazings. 1999: 0 freshman hazings.
Statistics Dodgeland High School, WI 13% reduction in freshman failure.
Mark Cross – Crossm@usd385.orgCrossm@usd385.org Questions Andover High School 316-733-1335 www.usd385.org www.boomerangproject.com