1900 East Raines Road Memphis, Tennessee 38116 A. Maceo Walker Middle School School-wide PBIS PlanDiscipline Plan 2014 - 2015
Guiding Principles- Beliefs • All students are capable of learning. • Instruction should address content standards, common core state standards, student performance indicators, and the different learning styles of students, while making a connection to the real world and students’ interests. • Assessments should be varied to meet the students’ levels of understanding, be available in different forms, and be used to evaluate the readiness of students to move to new material. • The decision making process should include the viewpoints of faculty, staff, students, parents, and other community stakeholders.
Guiding Principles- School Character Points • Be Respectful • Be Responsible • Be Right
Guiding Principles- Values • Academic Success • Accountability • Enrichment • Empowerment • Nurturing Environment • Parental Participation • Lifelong Learning • Diversity
Vision • A. Maceo Walker Middle School’s stakeholders visualize our school as a learning organization that supports and enhances the learning environment to meet the needs of all its students. A. Maceo Walker’s curriculum challenges the minds of all its students to develop critical, logical, high-order thinking skills to become life-long learners in an international and technical society.
Mission • The mission of A. Maceo Walker Middle School is to equip all students with the necessary skills to master state mandated standards, to read with comprehension, to write with clarity, and to compute with accuracy while developing reasoning and problem-solving skills. Students will meet or exceed proficiency standards in their respective grade levels.
Philosophy Statement • Children have an intrinsic desire to do well and behave appropriately; thus, it is our responsibility to provide the guidance and structure necessary for students to succeed in school. We believe every child has a right to learn in an environment free from fear, intimidation and disruptions; thus its is our responsibility to foster an educational climate where positive school wide behavior is expected and modeled daily. Students, parents, and all staff members have a pro-active responsibility to ensure students adhere to school-wide rules and procedures which maintain a safe, effective academic arena.
Previous Results Toward 2013-2014 Goals • A. Maceo did not meet our goal of decreasing disciplinary referrals by 50%. • A. Maceo did not meet our goal of decreasing the number of expulsions by 50%. • A. Maceo did meet our goal of decreasing suspensions by 50%. • A. Maceo did not meet our goal of decreasing the number of fights by 50%.
A. Maceo’s 2014 - 2015 Goals • Decrease home suspensions (3-5 days) for each grade by 25% • Decrease office referrals in each grade by 25% • Increase student attendance by 10% • Increase student recognition efforts/activities • Increase teacher recognition efforts/activities
Team Member Roles • Data entry designee: • Spearman, Collier , Cotton, Washington, & Brittenum • Data summary reporter to SW PBIS Team : --Washington, Asst. Principal • Name and title of person responsible for sharing data trends: • Team representatives ( Brodnax, C. Smith, Brewton, Ellis, Rankin, Mallory , Ousley, Washington, & Brittenum)
Monitoring Process • Monitoring of the school-wide behavior plan is on-going. • The Principal, Assistant Principal, PLC Coach, and Classroom Teachers discuss the implementation plan during team and staff development meetings. • Coaching is provided for teachers and the S-Team process is used to develop intervention plans for students with at-risk behaviors.
Celebrations • A. Maceo Walker Middle School celebrates the unique contributions of faculty, staff, and students toward the accomplishments of school goals. • School-wide and teacher academic achievements are celebrated throughout the year. • Individual students, homerooms, entire grade-levels, and the entire school enjoy celebrations for achieving fight-free goals. • An eighth grade promotion program and 8th grade week will be used as rewards. • Individual classroom and team celebrations, pizza parties, and field trips will also be utilized as means of celebration.
Teaching and Modeling of Rules & Procedures (reinforced daily, weekly, consistently) • Re-direction of Inappropriate Behavior • 2. Warning & Classroom strategies may include, but are not limited to: • • verbal or written warnings • • seat change • • parent contact by phone or letter & WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION • • teacher conference with student & WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION • • in-class time out • • AMW Behavior Log • 3. Parent Conference w/ teacher or team & Written Documentation • (Parent-Teacher Conference Log, Parent-Teacher phone Conference Log) • 4. Behavior Intervention Plan Developed • 5. Referral to guidance and/or S-team conference • 6. Referral to office • 7. Referral to external agencies • *document evidence of all conferences using attached forms (Revised 6/2014)
Office Managed Behavior Category A, B, and C Offenses in accordance with Shelby County School’s Student Code of Conduct Faculty Handbook
General Procedure for Dealing with Problem Behaviors Observe problem behavior Is behavior major? Remind the student(s) of rules and procedures NO YES Ensure safety Redirect student(s) of inappropriate behavior Write referral & Escort student(s) to office Problem solve Enforce classroom management strategies Determine consequence based upon violations of level 3, 4, or 5 Conference with student(s) Student reflection log Follow documented procedure Does student have a referral(s)? NO YES Follow through with consequences Send the referral to the office with the parent, student, teacher conference form attached Phone call to parent(s) Document phone calls and conferences Conference with the guidance counselor and/or behavior specialist Sign behavior contract File necessary documentation Follow up with student within a week
How we teach rules and procedures here @A. Maceo Walker Middle School
School-wide Procedures • Beginning of the year • Distribution of student handbooks to parents during orientation • Grade level orientations, during the first week of school • Code of Conduct Quiz • Ongoing • Procedures posted throughout school • Daily announcement reminders • Monthly Newsletters/Calendars & Family Nights
Classrooms • Beginning of the year • Teach routines and procedures using the Explain, Rehearse, & Reinforce Model • Introduce classroom meetings to build relationships and open communication • Ongoing • Procedures and rules posted in the classroom • Regular classroom meetings • Behavior reflection logs
Code of Conduct Post Test Information • School: A. Maceo Walker • Principal: Terrence Brittenum • School Enrollment: ? • Number of Post-test administered: 596 • % of students scoring 80% or above: 89% • Date make up/retest scheduled (for absentees and students scoring below 80%): August 27, 2014 • Name of Person Submitting Form: Robert Washington • Title: Asst. Principal • Phone: 416-1033
Arrival • Students walking or being dropped off by parents will enter through the front doors only. • Bus riders will enter through the front doors. • Students will remain in the cafeteria until dismissal to class. • At 7:10 a.m., students will report to their lockers then directly to homeroom. • Staff members will greet and monitor waiting areas until 7:15 a.m.
Dismissal • Students will be dismissed each day at 2:15 p.m. • Students should be completely off campus by 2:45 p.m. unless accompanied by a teacher for a specific activity. • There is no adult supervision of students after this time, unless they are at a specified tutoring or practice
PassingClasses • During the 2014 -2015 school year, A. Maceo Walker Middle School will implement a no-bell schedule during the school day. The bell will ring twice – once in the morning @ 7:15 a.m. signaling the start of homeroom and again at 2:15 p.m. signaling the end of the school day. Therefore, it is imperative that all teachers assist in facilitating a smooth transition. • Class change will occur in the following manner. First, all teachers should synchronize their watches to match the bell clock in the main office; thus, ensuring all clocks read the same time. • When a class ends, the team captain will line his or her students up in the hall along side the lockers. The other classes are to remain seated until it is time for them to make their move into their next class. After the designated teacher has his or her students lined up in the hall, team of teachers should direct the transition to the next class.
Lunchroom • Teachers will escort students silently in a straight line to the cafeteria. • Teachers will stagger their arrival to prevent overcrowding in the cafeteria lines. • The first few minutes of lunch is designated quiet time. Student will follow the cafeteria rules. • The last few minutes is designated as quiet time. • Students will be escorted out of the cafeteria by their classroom teachers.
Assemblies • Students are to be escorted to the auditorium by their teachers, and sit in assigned homeroom sections. • Teachers will sit or stand next to their classes and monitor their students’ behavior. • Talking will not be allowed when entering, during assemblies, or exiting.
Restrooms • Each team has a designated time for students to use the restrooms as a class. However, if a student(s) needs to use the restroom at another time, the teacher will sign and date the students’ agenda book. Teachers will allow only one student at a time to go to the restroom.
Hall Passes/Lockers • All students must have an agenda book when they are out of class for any reason. • Students are only allowed in lockers at designated times
Ongoing Orientation for New Students • As new students enter, the administrative, guidance, and/or secretarial staff will ensure their orientation into the school and ensure their knowledge of school rules, expectations, and procedures.
Office Referral Procedures • When a disciplinary referral form is necessary, please be sure to complete the following: School, Date, Student’s Full Name, Grade, Race, Sex, Date of Incident, Time, Teacher, Room Number, Dates of Previous Incidents, Where Incident Occurred, Incident type, Action Taken by Teacher, Teacher comments, Student Comments, & Teacher’s Signature. Referrals should only be placed in Mr. Brittenum, Mrs. Cotton or Mr. Washington’s mailboxes in the main office. The referral should be completed accurately. Only one student should be written up on a single disciplinary referral form (there should not be three students written up on one form).
Office Referral Procedures • If student misconduct happens prior to the teacher’s planning time, the referral should be submitted during his/her planning time. If the student misconduct occurs after a teacher’s planning time, the referral should be submitted by the end of the school day. When incidents occur and administrators are unavailable, the guidance counselors can provide classroom interventions and/or assist in escorting insolent students to the office. It is important that all serious incidents (physical accidents/injuries, fights, sexual harassment, and other level five offenses) be reported immediately.
Classroom Procedures • Each team will develop a standard set of classroom procedures for students to follow outlining: • Team classroom rules • Opening procedures • Transition methods • Hall passes • Asking for help • Cooperative groups • Turning in homework • Written assignment protocol • Make-up work • Communication with parents
School-wide Procedures for Communication with Parents • Parent CONNECT • Phone calls from teachers • E-mail • Parent conferences • OPEN HOUSE • Family Nights (Math, Reading, & Science) • PTO Meetings • SBDMC
School -wide Incentives • Student of the Month • Fight Free • Pep Rallies • After School Dances • Talent Shows • No Uniforms Day • *Team Fieldtrips *(must meet instructional objectives)
Student of the Month • A student from each grade level team will be selected each month. The student will be nominated by the teachers on the student’s team. Student nominations should be based upon the student demonstrating: • academic excellence/improvement • responsibility in the classroom • ability to work well with others • good character • good conduct • school spirit • other outstanding qualities demonstrated by the • student
Fight-free Incentives • Classes from each grade level that are “fight free” within a grading period will receive certificates, Homework passes, “Movie Day”, or “Jeans and Jersey Day”. • The grade level that is fight free for a grading period will be allowed to participate in going skating, bowling, movie at a theater, party the last hour or school, or have a dance the last hour of school.
Teacher Incentives • Teacher of the Month • WOW Award (Went Out of their Way) • Love A. Maceo (L.A.) Bucks
Teacher of the Month • A teacher will be selected each month as the “Teacher of the Month.” • A teacher can be nominated from a student and/or staff member. • The teacher of the month will be selected based upon the number of nominations submitted for that teacher. • If there is a tie between two teachers, one name will be drawn from a box. • These nominations are based upon a teacher demonstrating leadership, school spirit, cooperation, being a team player, and other outstanding qualities as an educator. • At the end of the school year, the selected teachers will have a catered luncheon in their recognition. • Also, a plaque will be displayed in recognition of these outstanding teachers.
Teacher of the Month Marilyn McFarland Outstanding Educator
Teacher of The Month Bulletin Board Revised 7/10
WOW Award • A teacher can be nominated to receive a WOW AWARD for extra or exceptional effort made in the following areas: -exercising leadership to promote productive teamwork that -generating short-term results -helping to develop targeted common, short-term assessments -implementing and sharing new teaching ideas that promote better results -gathering or organizing data and evidence of improvement -assisting and supporting colleagues -presenting professional development workshops to faculty -participating in after school activities more than one hour beyond the normal school day
WOW AWARD WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY AWARD This award is presented to : (Teacher) at A. Maceo Walker Middle School on (Date) Description of the exhibited leadership Terrence, Principal Shannon Cotton, Assistant Principal Robert Washington , Assistant Principal
Resources for Incentives • PTO • SBDMC • Terrence Brittenum, Principal • Shannon Cotton, Assistant Principal • Robert Washington, Assistant Principal • Tameka Lewis, PLC Coach • Teachers • Family Engagement Specialist, Ethel Williamson • Adopters • AGAPE, Mrs. Sharonda Mitchell