Longview Middle School
Blue Ribbon Plan
1895 S. Orleans
Memphis, Tennessee 38106
• School Character Points
The faculty of Longview Middle School is
dedicated to higher levels of achievement
for all students. Every student will be
valued and empowered with the skills
necessary to become a life-long learner
and productive citizen.
• The mission of Longview Middle School is
to prepare our students to be competitive
learners in the 21st Century. This will
include encouraging independent reading
with comprehension and fluency and using
technology as a tool to enhance writing
skills, problem solving, and reasoning.
• The school is an academic institution, as
well as a social institution, as such, it is
very important to exemplify behaviors that
would foster future success.
Goals and/or Objectives
• Decrease suspension by 25%
• Decrease office referrals by 30%
• Increase student attendance by 1%
• Increase time on task by 10%
• Increase parental involvement by 10%
• Decrease tardiness by 50%
• Increase the number of students on the honor
roll by 10%
MCS Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee Worksheet 2006-07
Principal* - Mr. Kobie Sweeten
Name of School: Assistant Principal - Ms. Tarcia Gilliam
Longview Middle Professional School Counselor*- Ms. Jacqueline Reeves
School Psychologist- Sandy Friedlander
Blue Ribbon Discipline
Committee is representative Ms. C. Pearson, Ms. P. Giles,
General Education Teacher(s)-
Ms. E. Spencer, Ms. E. Thompson
of the school faculty and
includes an administrator. MEA Representative*-- Mr. Harper
Elected Teacher(s) (2)*- Ms. E. Spencer, Ms. E.
Fill in the names of committee
members and designate a Team Special Education Teacher(s)*- Ms. Hampton
Leader (TL) Related Arts Teacher(s)- Ms. L. Dowty
Students- Deangleo Gardner, Erica Brown
*Indicates members mandated by
Blue Ribbon Discipline Committee
• What needs to happen for this team
to meet once every 2-4 weeks?
• Someone on team designated to be
responsible for data from Blue
• Complete Meeting Schedule for the
Reporting Period Approximate All data for period Blue Ribbon Faculty meeting
Dates of Reporting entered into Discipline dates to report
Periods system (A) Committee interpretation of
meeting dates 20 day data (C)
1. 1st 20 day period 8/14/06-9/11/06 9/15/06
2. 2nd 20 day period 912/06-10/11/06 10/13/06 09/12/06
3. 3rd 20 day period 10/12/06-11/8/06 11/10/06 10/17/06
4. 4th 20 day period 11/9/06-12/11/06 12/15/06 11/14/06 11/15/06
5. 5th 20 day period 12/12/06-1/24/07 1/26/07 12/12/06
6. 6th 20 day period 1/25/07-2/22/07 2/23/07 01/16/07 01/17/07
7. 7th 20 day period 2/23/07-3/29/07 3/30/07 02/13/07
8. 8th 20 day period 3/30/07-4/27/07 5/4/07 03/13/07 03/14/07
9. 9th 20 day period 4/30/07-5/25/07 5/29/06 04/10/07
• Be on time and prepared to learn.
• Treat others the way that you would want
to be treated.
• Respect your property and property of
Behavioral Expectation Matrix
Rules Classroom Restroom Hallway Cafeteria Morning Entry Assemblies
Be on time Students are in Students will Students are lined- Students are Students will arrive Students sit quietly
their seats with quietly enter and up to be escorted escorted to and early to go to the in assigned
school supplies and leave after going to the from the lunchroom bookstore, locker homeroom sections
pencils sharpened bathroom and by the teacher and and bathroom within the gym.
at the ringing of the lockers quickly line up quietly, before class
Treat others Raise hands for Use only 3 paper Walk to the right of Remain in your Students will enter Enter quietly and
the way that questions and may towels the hallway. place in line and and exit walking remain quiet
you would discuss the work use 6 inch voices at through the throughout the
want to be with inside voices the tables assigned doors (by assembly
treated grade level)
Respect your Folders and books Flush and turn off Move quietly Pick up items from Keep their hands Pick up any
property and may be worn but water through hallways the table and floor, and backpacks to belongings and
property of useable and Toilet paper and and stairwells. then place their themselves while refuse left around
others returning borrowed paper towels will Pick up any trash refuse in the entering and exiting their seats before
supplies to owner remain in or on you dropped on the receptacles leaving
in good condition holders floor
Prepared to Have all of the Go at the allotted Prepare all their
learn correct materials time materials for class
for each class or homework
Procedures for Entering
• Students enter and exit the building through
assigned doors (by grade level).
• Support staff monitor hallways and entrances.
• Teachers stand at their door during class
• All doors are locked at 7:30 and students are
sent to the main entrance for sign-in.
• Students arriving after 7:30 are tardy to school.
Procedures for Closing School
• Secure and count the laptop computers.
• Students exit through assigned doors (by
• Support staff monitor hallways.
• Teachers escort students out of the
Procedures for Passing
Students are lined-up and
escorted/supervised by a teacher
throughout the building.
Students walk to the right of the hallway.
Students move quietly through hallways
and stairwells.There will be consequences
for chronic violators.
• Students are escorted to and from the
lunchroom by the teacher.
• Students line up quietly.
• Students are to place their refuse in the
• Students use 6 inch voices in the
• Teachers will pick up their students
promptly after lunch.
Procedures for Assemblies
• Teachers escort their students to and from
• Students sit in assigned homeroom
sections within the gym.
• Students will enter quietly and remain
quiet throughout the assembly.
• Referrals are written in correlation with the
school-wide discipline plan.
• Before referrals are written, interventions
required by the school-wide discipline plan
must be met.
• Students referred to the office should be
accompanied with a written referral.
• Students will receive laptop computers during
their homeroom class.
• Computer chargers will remain on the cart.
• Students will remain on educationally relevant
• Students are prohibited from playing CDs on
their laptops, unless authorized by the teachers.
• General classroom procedures will be
established by the grade level teams and
submitted to the principal.
• All students must have passes when
outside of the classroom.
• Teachers will use the standard Longview
• Hall passes
• Getting up from seat
• Asking for help
• Cooperative groups
• Turning in homework
• Writing Assignment Protocol
• Equity sticks
• Classroom supplies
• Pencil Sharpener
School Wide Incentives
• Power Points Program
– This system allow students deposit (earn) or withdraw
(lose) points as a result of behavior. This system
empowers students to become responsible for their own
– Students who have maintained 800+ for the six weeks
will receive in class incentives and attend the school
– Students who have maintained 900+ for the six weeks
will act as greeters and receive intercom recognition.
– Students who have maintained 1000+ for the six weeks
will have their name place in a drawing for prizes.
– Students who have maintained highest over 1000 for
the six weeks will become Mr. / Mrs. Citizenship for the
upcoming six weeks.
Resources for Incentives
• Community agencies & businesses
• Parent organizations
General Procedure for Dealing with Problem Behaviors
Talking back to teacher
Teacher pulls student aside to talk NO behavior YES
Decide what the student should Write referral &
and should not have done Escort student to office
Problem solve why student is
constantly talking back
Determine that after school
detention would be the consequence
Determine that In - School Suspension
would be the consequence
Detention form goes to the teacher,
parent, and detention book.
Follow up by calling parent
NO Does YES
have 3? through with
File necessary Send
documentation referral to File necessary
• The school will implement the Seven
Habits of Highly Effective Teens Program.
Harassment and Bullying
• Date annual harassment training is done
• Training with faculty regarding prevention
including defining bullying/intimidation,
recognizing early stages, providing
strategies for addressing
School Safety Plan
• The Multi-Hazard Emergency School Plan was submitted
Oct. 31, 2006
• Plan review March 6. 2007
Fire Drill Schedule Training Dates
Primary Rain Time Date Scheduled Alternate Date
8/31/06 9/01/06 1:50
09/27/06 10/05/06 2:00
10/20/06 10/24/06 1:50
11/09/06 11/10/06 1:40
12/06/06 12/07/06 1:50 Earthquake and Severe Weather
01/17/07 01/18/07 2:00 Drill Schedule
02/13/07 02/14/07 1:40 Date Scheduled Alternate Date
03/08/07 03/09/07 2:00 10/31/06 11/2/06
04/24/07 04/25/07 1:50 3/7/07 3/21/07
05/01/07 05/03/07 1:25
• Grade level teams will conduct a pre-referral
meeting in order to develop a functional
behavioral assessment and an intervention plan.
• An S-Team meeting will be conducted to discuss
students in need of further intervention.
• The School-wide Discipline Plan will be
reviewed every six weeks during faculty
Steps Timeline Materials Purpose
Establish faculty Review during Fresh Start -Discipline Plan Review and edit plan and
commitment. Professional Development -Poll establish faculty
Establish School-Wide School-wide Assemblies -Display Monthly Character Reinforce expectations for
Expectations every six-weeks Traits students
Reinforcement during -Caught Being Good
Conduct a Parent/Teacher/ Administered during 1st six Parent/Teacher/ Student Identify concerns and
Student Survey weeks and 6th-six week Survey areas of need
Share Information Share information through -Six- Week Newsletter Establish community and
w/community Parent/Community -Billboard parent support
Meetings and newsletters
Implement new Teacher Review bi-weekly during The Skillful Teacher Improve Teacher
Practices faculty meetings Effectiveness
Pre-Referral Meeting As needed during team -Work Samples Review behavioral and
meetings -Intervention Form academic interventions
prior to S-Team
Monitor Discipline Plan Review discipline plan on Discipline Plan Assess success of plan
the 3rd Wednesday of and make revisions
Implement Character Implement Program 7-Habits of Highly Effective Improve esteem and
Education through exploratory Teens student responsibility
• No-Checking Program, Bridges Peer Mediation Program,
No–Bullying Program: Preventing Bullying at School,
Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools
• The No-Checking program is taught by classroom
teachers to students at the beginning of the year and
revisited whenever needed.
• Bridges peer mediation by student leadership/student
• No–Bullying Program: Preventing Bullying at School,
Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools is
implemented by the school counselor monthly grade by
• Anger Management Group counseling for students that are sent to
the office repeatedly for fighting, classroom disruption, etc with the
• Connect Mentor Program for students that are sent to the office
repeatedly for chronic misbehavior with an adult of the working
• Attendance point system is school wide but focus on your
chronically tardy students monitored and maintained by the
In-School Suspension Plan
• Students are referred to the office by the
• Students are referred to in-school suspension by
the school administration.
• Teachers will be notified via email of students
that are referred to in-school suspension.
• The in-school suspension teacher along with the
student will collect classroom assignments.
• The referring teacher will have a re-entry
meeting with the student during their planning
• A drop in referrals is the initial method to evaluate and indicate
• A bi-weekly follow up conversation with teachers and parents about
improvements in behavior and attitude
• Your results so far toward your school
• List graphs and short explanations.
• You will have data from REA so you can
compare last year’s numbers with the
Possible Celebration activities include:
• Six Flags Good Behavior trip
• Incentives for Good Behavior Tickets
• Dance Ticket Reductions
• Skating Rink Admissions
• Putt Putt Golf and Games Trip
• Good Citizen Pencils
(Specific celebration activities will be identified during the initial plan evaluation meeting.)
Effectiveness of the School-Wide Discipline
Plan will be evaluated through the following
Parent / Community
• Four PTO Meetings will be dedicated to
reviewing the Discipline Plan.
• Two Community Meetings will be conducted to
review the Discipline Plan.
• Community Leaders will be encouraged to
become School Mentors.
• Additional School Adopters will be added to
assist with the Celebration activities.