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School Improvement Meeting March 14, 2013 (Revised May 8, 2014). Goal 1: 100% Attendance ( Never possible… but what can we do to stress the importance of attendance? More career speakers/attendance in the workplace/plus helps with career education?). Smaller drawings per semester

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School Improvement Meeting March 14, 2013(Revised May 8, 2014)


Goal 1: 100% Attendance(Never possible… but what can we do to stress the importance of attendance? More career speakers/attendance in the workplace/plus helps with career education?)


  • Smaller drawings per semester

  • “fake money” to buy homework passes/early lunch and such

  • Field trip

  • Options to vote on

  • South Henry Scholarships – scholarship for perfect attendance

  • Quarterly breakfast for perfect attendance

  • Community recognition – newspapers (Courier Times, Western Wayne) & Tri High Facebook page (recognize kids)

  • Treat room for attendance

  • Restaurant gift certificates

  • Movie and bowling passes

  • Ask Walmart if they would donate a Kindle (Donors Choose)

  • Lock-in/movie night including pizza (GPA/perfect attendance)


Goal 2: 100% Graduation for Diploma track students? (incentives?)


  • Educate parents about importance of graduation.

  • Show job options with & without diploma, and college.

  • Tell them about vocational.

  • Share ICE program.

  • Make students aware of need for diploma to get job, be in the military

  • Prize per quarter; each student without a zero has their name in the pot

  • Free class ring, jacket, grad announcement

  • Cash lottery

  • All different diplomas need to be explained.


Goal 3: Character Counts-do more with this-need more ideas


  • Gotcha coupons for good behavior

  • Have a prize room

  • Donorchoose.org to ask for donations

  • Character first contract

  • Pizza

  • Banners (We have these… Where should we hang these?)


Goal 4: Initiate a “No Bully Zone”-- develop a plan

- mission - pledge- Teach / Instill : each person has a responsibility to “protect” his fellow neighbor

Difference between Bullying and Just a mean student / situation.


  • Signed contract/ School Wide Policy – in handbook

  • Definition of bullying needs to be explained (All students and staff watched a Power Point / defined Bullying - Difference between Bullying and a student being mean.

  • Webpage – SRO Link / Hotline (a way to report bullying anonymously)

  • Senior buddy system (to help 7th graders to help deal with bullying)

  • Teachers need to be vocal and visible. (Cell phone policy is being revised due to issues.)

  • More cameras (36 cameras with remote web access to constantly watch the building – Grant approved to install more in “black spot” areas… interior and exterior.


Goal 5: Family & Community Involvement – 1. How do we get parents and students actively involved? (Extracurricular activities, school day, etc.)2. What workshops need offered? Topics? 3. Reading Initiative activities (We have seen growth in this area!)


  • Make daily announcements available on the website.

  • Workshop on e-mail access (show how to set up an e-mail) for parents.

  • Workshop on how to use Harmony.

  • Sports-away games-take school bus for fans-insurance waiver-$5 each -$20 family cap – (Fan bus to Girls’ Regional Games)

  • Family pitch –in, use cafeteria

  • Award free admission passes for doing well on ISTEP/ECA/Perfect Attendance/Acuity/etc. Silver pass – ½ off school sponsored events (games, plays, etc.) Gold pass – free admission.


Goal 6: Improve teacher/parent communication/relationships


  • Make Harmony easier to use-personalize password for students & parents. (We still do not have this option. Harmony 3… coming soon… we hope!)

  • Harmony doesn’t work on the older computers that are in some homes in the community. (1 to 1 technology – offer internet service for small fee)

  • Parent/teacher dinner/snacks to get to know each other.

  • Phone calls / emails through Harmony

  • - More parents have access (Phones)


Areas of Concern?Goals – still the same or need to add / subtract/Strategies for Goals?Can we start a Jr. / Sr. High PTO? Is there interest from parents? How can we work together to better our school?


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