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1 Corry Middle School Blue Ribbon Plan Corry Road Memphis, Tennessee

2 Guiding Principles  Students, the quality of work provided to students, and the needs of students will be the central concerns in all decisions made in the school district.  Fairness, honesty, responsiveness,and openness are core values in the district  Decisions should be made as close to the point of implementation  The schools belong to a community’s opinions and partnership are essential to effectively meet the needs of the students  As a part of the total educational process, students will be expected to demonstrate a belief in their own capability by activity participating in the teaching and learning process and making their own academic achievement a top priority.

3 Vision Corry Middle School envisions our students becoming productive citizens and workers in the 21 st century, while focusing on every child’s unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. Corry Middle School is... “A Place Where Hope Begins and Dreams Come True”

4 Mission  The staff, students, parents, and community of Corry Middle School promote respect, integrity, responsibility, and high academic achievement that will ensure life long learners and productive citizens of the 21 st century  The staff, students, parents, and community of Corry Middle School promote respect, integrity, responsibility, and high academic achievement that will ensure life long learners and productive citizens of the 21 st century.

5 Philosophy Statements   We believe ALL children can and will achieve at a higher level.   We believe that with the use of appropriate technology, higher level thinking skills, problem solving, advanced reading and writing skills, our students will become outstanding citizens of the 21st century.   We believe that each student is an individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.   We believe that student learning will be enhanced by providing a safe educational environment.

6 Philosophy Statements   We believe that children learn by using a variety of instructional strategies that adhere to their various learning styles.   We believe that a positive self image promotes higher achievement.   We believe that by working together as a three- faceted team, which includes parents, teachers, and the community, our children will achieve their highest potential.   We believe that an awareness of cultural diversity encourages understanding and appreciation of all lifestyles and cultures

7 Goals and Objectives  Decrease fights by 20%  Monitor tardiness throughout school  Increase communication networks (mail, calendar, flyers, phone contact) by 10%  Increase # of proficient and advanced students on TCAP 15%  Increase parental involvement by 25%

8 School Procedures Entering the school Teachers must be actively monitoring during morning duty.Teachers must be actively monitoring during morning duty. Students must first line-up and should be in single file line,enter in the front door and greeted by the administrationStudents must first line-up and should be in single file line,enter in the front door and greeted by the administration Remain to the right of the hall and greeted by the teachers, who are at designated post.Remain to the right of the hall and greeted by the teachers, who are at designated post. Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m. and they should line up in a single file line to class.Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m. and they should line up in a single file line to class. If it is metal detection day, all students should enter into the front door and report to their homeroomIf it is metal detection day, all students should enter into the front door and report to their homeroom Students are to enter in designated doors for 6 th, 7 th, & 8 th grade.Students are to enter in designated doors for 6 th, 7 th, & 8 th grade.

9 School Procedures Ending school Allow students to go to their lockers before last period Teachers are to walk their students out of the building All students should exit the building at 3:15. If students are in any after school programs, they should report to gym (through the lobby door) or designated area for their after school activity. If students are not on time, teachers are to treat as a tardy and students will be disciplined accordingly. Passing Classes Stay to the right of the hall (single file) Use a quiet tone when talking (define voice levels) No running in the hall

10 School Procedures Lunchroom Students should sit by home rooms sections and talk quietly Students will be given an opportunity to sit freely the first 6wks of Friday Free Seat Day. The cafeteria monitor will dismiss you by rows to throw away trash and line up to be dismissed to class.Assemblies Students should enter quietly, sit row by row and in homeroom sections.Students should enter quietly, sit row by row and in homeroom sections. Students will exit row by row with instruction from administration & teacher.Students will exit row by row with instruction from administration & teacher. If classes are not on time then, teacher is to keep their class in the room and have instruction.If classes are not on time then, teacher is to keep their class in the room and have instruction. All teachers will remain with students and monitor behavior throughout entire program.All teachers will remain with students and monitor behavior throughout entire program.

11 School Procedures Referrals Step 1 – Student/Teacher Conference Document in behavior logStep 1 – Student/Teacher Conference Document in behavior log Step 2 – Phone Call to Parents Document in phone log & Copy of student written letter to parent explaining behavior issueStep 2 – Phone Call to Parents Document in phone log & Copy of student written letter to parent explaining behavior issue Step 3 – Student/Team ConferenceStep 3 – Student/Team Conference Step 4 – Guidance Referral/Guidance InterventionStep 4 – Guidance Referral/Guidance Intervention Step 5 – Parent/Teacher/Support Team ConferenceStep 5 – Parent/Teacher/Support Team Conference Step 6 – Office ReferralStep 6 – Office Referral

12 School Procedures Bathrooms There will be set classroom breaksThere will be set classroom breaks –6th grade –7th grade –8th grade –before and after lunch Before and after lunchBefore and after lunch Class cutting Overnight pending suspensionOvernight pending suspension Request teachers adhere to procedures for holding students to eliminate misidentification of cuttingRequest teachers adhere to procedures for holding students to eliminate misidentification of cutting

13 School Rules  Eagles Respect KNOWLEDGE  Eagles Respect SELF  Eagles Respect PROPERTY  Eagles Respect OTHERS  Eagles Respect TIME

14 School Rules Uniforms- Students should wear white shirts only unless they wear a red shirt with a Corry Logo.Students should wear white shirts only unless they wear a red shirt with a Corry Logo. Students should wear navy, black, or khaki pants with a belt. Pants should be worn at the waist.Students should wear navy, black, or khaki pants with a belt. Pants should be worn at the waist. Homework Schedule Each student will complete homework according to a homework schedule.Each student will complete homework according to a homework schedule. Monday & Wednesday – Tuesday & Thursday – **Each student will read and complete log for 15 minutes of Reading DAILY!

15 Program Elements – WE NEED YOU Watchdogs – Coordinator, Ms. Payne This is a program that allow fathers of our students to be involved in the schoolThis is a program that allow fathers of our students to be involved in the school Fight Free Schools - Coordinator, Dr. Henderson This program is deigned to implement a fight free schoolThis program is deigned to implement a fight free school Corry’s Classy Young Ladies (Need a name) - Coordinator, Ms. Franklin Group specifically for the young women at CorryGroup specifically for the young women at Corry Corry’s Dignified Young Men (Need a name) – Coordinator, Mr. Johnson Group specifically for the young men at CorryGroup specifically for the young men at Corry

16 Classroom Procedures  Sponge or Warm-Up Activity  State the objectives for the day  Teach the rules and procedures of your class continuously at the beginning of the year. Reinforce DAILY!  Use cell phones with complete discretion. Refrain from use in presence of students and keep on silent during instructional hours.  Classroom telephones are for teacher use only. Remember protocol for contacting parents during class.

17 How we teach the rules and procedures  Beginning of the year assembly for parents and students  Teachers will have students to recite and write the rules and procedures  Teachers can provide incentives for students

18 Character Education Character education will be incorporated in health classes

19 School Safety Plan  10 – 10 Rule: Students are not allowed in the hall without a hall pass.  No more than one student needs to be out of a teacher’s room at a time.  Students are to use the restroom between periods.  All teachers should monitor hallways during the passing of classes.  Teachers should not leave students unattended. If you are not there, dismiss students.  All male teachers are to be in their assigned areas during the morning and afternoons.  Female teachers have been assigned an area in the building.

20 School Safety Plan  Students are not to leave the cafeteria without permission of the teacher(s) on duty during breakfast or lunch. No more than one student should leave without an adult.  Use discretion when calling parents during class time.  All visitors should report to the office before visiting any classroom. A driver’s license or other identification must be left in the office.  Unannounced random metal detection at various times during the day

21 Monitoring Process  Surveys from the staff, students, and parents  Analysis data from the office and Blue Ribbon website (referrals and suspensions)

22 Prevention Model  Character Education  Fight Free School  R.A.K.  Ladies and Gentlemen Club

23 In-School Suspension Plan Students must be referred by administration to ISS for minor infractions before out of school suspensions.minor infractions before out of school suspensions. There should be a point system. Students maintain or may regain points before being dismissed from ISS.There should be a point system. Students maintain or may regain points before being dismissed from ISS. Students will: Complete class assignments during assigned time (teachers are responsible for sending classwork daily)Complete class assignments during assigned time (teachers are responsible for sending classwork daily) Develop a plan for their behavior (why, interventions)Develop a plan for their behavior (why, interventions) Use a programs such as Read 180 and Plato.Use a programs such as Read 180 and Plato. Stay with ISS group and eat lunch.Stay with ISS group and eat lunch.

24 In-School Suspension Plan Point System To be developed over the 1 st six weeksTo be developed over the 1 st six weeks

25 Discipline Plan  Students’ will be given a copy of the Memphis City Schools’ Code of Conduct at Corry Middle.  A consistent classroom discipline plan will be developed by each team. The plan will include progressive methods to reinforce positive behavior  A student hand book will be given to each student at the beginning of the year.  Corry Middle School will maintain compliance with 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and discipline guidelines for exceptional children.  Opportunities for individual and/or group training to improve discipline and classroom management will be provided throughout the year.

26 Discipline Plan Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee conducts on- going assessments of the school’s discipline plan and make suggestions and recommendations concerning improvement in safety and school climate matters.

27 Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior oIn-school suspension procedures oAdministrative Conference oTeam Conferences oParent/Teacher Conferences oExclusion from school activities oDetention (Lunch in a separate room) oAfter School Detention oCommunity Service

28 School Safety Officer  Level 2 fights will be referred to MPD (injury or weapon)  Pro-active with the S-team  Provide outside resources: setting up speakers from the gang task force, orientation with parents, and orientation with students  More Parental Contact (Meet with at risk students parents)  Walk-throughs on each hall  Stations for visibility and monitoring  Monitoring the halls during lunch

29 Parental Involvement  Parent Nights  Parents will be able to pick-up report cards on Tuesday before report card  Booktalk  PTO  Parent volunteers (approved)  Watch D.O.G.S.

30 Parent/Community Involvement  Honors programs (monthly)  Parent Teacher Organization  Parent Meetings/Orientation – Open House  Parent Teacher Conferences  Newsletters/Calendars/Flyers  Parent Volunteers (must be approved through the office)

31 Action Steps Tardiness Monthly meeting with students to teach policyMonthly meeting with students to teach policy Students will receive ISS after 5 tardies to schoolStudents will receive ISS after 5 tardies to school –after 6th tardy student will be assigned another day of ISS –after 7th tardy student will be assigned another day of ISS –any tardiness after this point will be home suspension ProcedureProcedure –Teacher notifies office of students that have been tardy to school three times. –Class Tardiness –warning (1st tardy) –notify parents (2nd tardy) –After school detention (5 min for every tardy) (3rd) »Notification that parents refused detention (consequences will be for those who do not meet for after school detention) –Meet with parent with team (4th) –Referral to office (5th)

32 Action Steps Increasing Student/teacher Communication Team meetingsTeam meetings Lemon Squeeze (this a time to allow students to talk with team and discuss issues)Lemon Squeeze (this a time to allow students to talk with team and discuss issues) Snack & Rap ( designated students will eat with a teacher)Snack & Rap ( designated students will eat with a teacher) Increasing Parent/teacher communication Team parent meetings once during 1, 3, & 5 th six weeks with parentsTeam parent meetings once during 1, 3, & 5 th six weeks with parents Newsletter for the teamNewsletter for the team Parent conference logsParent conference logs School calendar (back includes blue ribbon updates)School calendar (back includes blue ribbon updates)

33 Celebrations Eagle Frequent Flyer Miles – Merit system where students will accumulate points to earn weekly or monthly awards for various positive behavior. Students of the Month/Teacher of the Month Teacher & Students from 6, 7, & 8 th grades will be chosen (based on criteria). Each will have picture on bulletin board and will receive various prizesTeacher & Students from 6, 7, & 8 th grades will be chosen (based on criteria). Each will have picture on bulletin board and will receive various prizesR.A.K. Random Acts of Kindess Awards for various positive behaviors.Random Acts of Kindess Awards for various positive behaviors. Eagle Bucks Students will be rewarded with monetary awards for various positive behaviorsStudents will be rewarded with monetary awards for various positive behaviors

34 Celebrations Fast Food Lunch Parent volunteer will purchase food from local restaurants and eat lunch with 2 of their friends (behavior must be good ) during school hoursParent volunteer will purchase food from local restaurants and eat lunch with 2 of their friends (behavior must be good ) during school hours Incentives for Fight Free Days Students will be given a survey to determine incentives and will approved by principal.Students will be given a survey to determine incentives and will approved by principal. Donations from local restaurants, entertainment, and movie places will be given to students Movie/Blockbuster Certificates

35 Evaluation  Analysis of data  Feedback from all stakeholders  Results from monitoring of goals and objectives  Improved PIPE survey results

36 Interventions  Conflict Resolutions (guidance)  Encourage participation in school clubs and engaging in school activities  After school programs (music programs )

37 Results Will be monitored and reported every six weeks after each six weeks grading period

38 Conclusion  The Blue Ribbon Plan focuses on needs assessment, behavioral strategies, evaluation, and outcomes.  Continuity and true implementation is needed in order to be a successful plan at Corry Middle School.


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