KNIGHT ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL “Soaring to Excellence” Yvette Williams-Daugherty, Principal 3237 Knight Road Memphis, TN 38118
GUIDING PRINCIPLES • Beliefs • School Character Points • Values
BELIEFS • All children can learn, achieve, and succeed when given appropriate opportunities. • Various instructional strategies should be used to address the academic needs of all students. • A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students. • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
SCHOOL CHARACTER POINTS • We are a neighborhood school • Supportive administrative staff • Staff who is dedicated to social and academic success of all students
VALUES • Students are respected as individuals who will be provided with a safe, nurturing learning environment everyday. • Faculty, parents, administrators, students, and community members will be responsible for creating a safe, caring, and professional climate for the students.
VISION The Knight Road Elementary Team envisions a safe and secure environment which includes the expectations that all students will maximize their potential to learn by applying skills through an organized, comprehensive, multi-ethnic curriculum that lends itself to an integrated approach. This approach gives students the opportunity to be engaged in active learning, problem-solving and hands-on learning activities along with enriched literacy learning opportunities; thereby, equipping them with the necessary tools and skills required for higher levels of learning.
MISSION To provide a nurturing environment that enables each student to reach his/her academic and social potential in preparation for the middle school years.
PHILOSOPHY We believe that providing a positive school climate will encourage social and academic growth for all students. Only by implementing and managing a school-wide discipline plan that defines the roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders will the ideal learning environment result. We will support the goals defined in the school-wide discipline plan by treating each other the way we want to be treated, and teaching, practicing, and reviewing established procedures for maintaining appropriate school behavior.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Our goal is to enhance student success by promoting positive student behavior We will do this by: • Reducing the number of disciplinary referrals to the office by 10% • Reducing the number of out-of-school suspensions by 10% • Increasing student attendance by 2% • Increasing parental involvement by 50% through an active P.T.A. and an effective Watchdog program.
MCS Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee Worksheet2006-07 Knight Road Elementary Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee is representative of the school faculty and includes an administrator. Team Leader: Carlos A. Sample *Indicates members mandated by MEA contract
Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee The Blue Ribbon Committee plans to meet every four (4) weeks to analyze,disaggregate, and compare the data. For this to take place, there has to be an allotted time for teachers who participate on the committee to be relieved from their classes to attend meetings. The MEA representative, Linda Thompson, will be the designee for retrieving Blue Ribbon information from the website. Attached, you find a tentative meeting schedule for this year’s Blue Ribbon Committee meetings.
School Rules Knight Road Elementary students are encouraged daily to adhere to the following school-wide rules: • Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect School Property
How we teach the rules and procedures • The faculty and staff constantly teach and keep students reminded of the rules and procedures by: • Posting rules inside classroom • Behavior contracts
SCHOOL PROCEDURES • Entering school • School dismissal • Lunchroom • Assembly programs • Disciplinary referrals • Attendance • Emergency drills • Student orientation • Parent-teacher conferences • Wednesday Communicator • S-Team Referral
CLASSROOM PROCEDURES • Morning Meeting • Everyday Counts – Calendar Math • Restroom Breaks • School Supplies • Make-up Assignments • Extra Credit Work • Homework Assignments • Hall passes
School Wide Incentives As a means of rewarding and encouraging continuous positive behavior, students will receive stickers, tokens, Daugherty Dollars, Random Acts of Kindness Certs. and “No Homework” passes from their classroom teacher. Students can also receive aforementioned rewards and praises from any other faculty and staff member when they are “caught” exhibiting positive behavior in the school building.
Teacher Incentives • Procedures for recognizing and encouraging positive teacher interaction, for example: • Attendance prizes • Students can recommend teacher • Drawing for prizes (tickets given to students may also have teacher name, so when student gets prize, so does teacher who gave the reinforcement)
Resources for Incentives • Adopters • Walmart • Kingdom Kids • Target • Community agencies & businesses • Restaurants • Fundraisers • Parent organizations • P.T.A.
General Procedure for Dealing with Problem Behaviors Observe problem behavior Is behavior major? Find a place to talk with student(s) NO YES Ensure safety Problem solve Write referral & Escort student to office Problem solve Determine consequence Determine consequence Follow procedure documented Follow documented procedure NO YES Does student have 3? Follow through with consequences File necessary documentation Send referral to office File necessary documentation Follow up with student within a week
Character Education • Character education is supported through-out the school by teachers, guidance counselor, and other staff members as students are constantly reminded about the importance of having a good character. These reminders are conveyed daily during morning announcement character message, morning affirmation and morning meeting. Additionally, weekly classroom guidance sessions reinforce positive dispositions through character education activities. • The principal, guidance counselor, parent counselor, teachers and other staff members encourage students on a daily basis to be the best that they can be.
Harassment and Bullying Prevention • Annual harassment training is done with the faculty during the first week of teacher in-service. Each staff member is shown the harassment video and is required to sign an acknowledgement that the video was watched and explained. • Training in regards to bullying prevention is provided annually via the guidance counselor and designated lead teachers.
School Safety Plan • Knight Road Elementary School’s safety plan was submitted in November 2005. The plan has been updated for the 2006-2007 school year. • Fire drills are scheduled and held once every month. • Tornado drills are executed once a month during tornado season. • This plan is reviewed yearly and updated as needed by the administrative team.
Monitoring Process • Data gathered by the Discipline Committee will be used to indicate critical student needs to be addressed in order to ensure and maintain academic success.
Action Steps • List steps you have chosen to prioritize for the 2006-07 school year based on the Effective Behavior Survey (EBS) and the Team Implementation Checklist • Complete Action Plan
Prevention Programs • The following programs are used to address violence prevention, bullying, and conflict resolution. • Mendez Too Good for Drugs • No Bullying • ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs) • They are implemented on a daily and weekly basis through collaboration with the guidance counselor, parent counselor, and classroom teachers.
Intervention Plan • As a secondary intervention for students who receive numerous office referrals for negative behaviors, there are several steps taken to correct these behaviors that include: • Referral to S-Team (Behavior) • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) • Small Group w/ Social Worker and Counselor (anger, peer relationships, social skills, respect, citizenship) • Various incentives are used for select students to encourage exhibition of more positive behaviors to include: additional recess time, visit to the principal, assisting the counselor, and recognition over the intercom.
In-School Suspension Plan • ISS is an intervention strategy used to address and correct negative school/classroom behavior. Students are placed in an isolated classroom with a qualified staff personnel, where the behavior is reviewed and discussed. Students are then required to evaluate and express (written) their actions that resulted in the ISS placement. • The ISS monitor is responsible for reviewing the student’s writing and then discussing with him/her alternative choices that could have been made without resulting in a negative consequence. This is required for the student to gain re-entry into the classroom setting. • Once the student has reentered the classroom, his/her progress is closely monitored by the teacher, counselor, and principal.
Secondary Intervention Evaluation • Evaluation of secondary interventions come in the forms of: • Referrals • Teacher consults/ observations • Counselor observations • Parent consults/observations
Tertiary Interventions • Knight Road’s Support Team identifies students who are behaviorally at-risk through teacher referral, parent referral, as well as observations of students. • Through a collaborate effort involving the teacher, counselor, principal, and parent, a plan of action is created to help change student’s negative behaviors into positive behaviors. • Success of the intervention is closely monitored by the number of referrals, teacher consults, and parent observation/consults.
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
Green zone 0 – 1, yellow zone 2 – 5, red zone 6+ office referrals CONTINUUM OF SCHOOL-WIDE INSTRUCTIONAL & POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT Tertiary Prevention: Specialized Individualized Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior % Secondary Prevention: Specialized Group Systems for Students with At-Risk Behavior % Primary Prevention: School-/Classroom- Wide Systems for All Students, Staff, & Settings % of Students
Celebration • In celebration of our school-wide success, both the teachers and students are recognized with a celebratory program. • Teacher rewards can include: ½ R&R Day, lunch provided by principal, and a reserved parking space for the week. • Student rewards can include: lunch provided by principal, popcorn party, pizza party, stickers, classroom treats, recognition over the intercom. • For the second year, Knight Road Elementary School has partnered with the Southeast Mental Health Center with the induction of the ATOD Program, which address the importance of no drug use, self-esteem, and social skills to all fifth grade students.
Conclusion • This document is a work in progress. Many of the incentives/ideas have not been in place for a necessary length of time to determine effectiveness.
Plan for Support & Monitoring • End of September submit Blue Ribbon Plan to District Coach and Academic Superintendent for your area. Includes: • Team Members and Team Leader • Meeting Schedule for year • TIC (also submitted to Coach Oct., Jan., Apr.) • Action Plan • Ongoing training for Team Leaders and others will be provided throughout the school year