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					Longview Middle School
   Blue Ribbon Plan

       1895 S. Orleans
   Memphis, Tennessee 38106
      Guiding Principles
• Beliefs
• School Character Points
• Values
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.
    Philosophy Statement
• 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
    MEA contract
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
  Ribbon Website

• Complete Meeting Schedule for the
                       Meeting Schedule
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
            School Rules
• 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
                                                                                                           and Closing
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
               tardy bell

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
  grade level).
• 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.
  Lunchroom Procedures
• 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.
  Classroom Procedures
• 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 pass.
       Classroom Procedures
•   Hall passes
•   Getting up from seat
•   Asking for help
•   Cooperative groups
•   Turning in homework
•   Writing Assignment Protocol
•   Equity sticks
•   Classroom supplies
•   Pencil Sharpener
•   Restroom
     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
     wide events.
   – 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
•   Adopters
•   Community agencies & businesses
•   Restaurants
•   Fundraisers
•   Churches
•   Parent organizations
                 General Procedure for Dealing with Problem Behaviors
                                                  Talking back to teacher

Teacher pulls student aside to talk          NO            behavior                  YES
                                                                                             Ensure safety

   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

                                   student                                                            Follow
                                   have 3?                                                         through with
     File necessary                                   Send
     documentation                                 referral to                                    File necessary
                                                     office                                       documentation

                                                                       Follow up
                                                                      with student
                                                                        within a
        Character Education
• The school will implement the Seven
  Habits of Highly Effective Teens Program.
   Harassment and Bullying
• Date annual harassment training is done
  with faculty
• 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
                               01/26/07        01/31/07
 8/31/06    9/01/06    1:50
                               2/23/07         3/2/07
 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
      Monitoring Process
• 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
                                            Action Steps
Steps                       Timeline                      Materials                      Purpose
Establish faculty           Review during Fresh Start     -Discipline Plan               Review and edit plan and
commitment.                 Professional Development      -Poll                          establish faculty
                            Week                                                         commitment
Establish School-Wide       School-wide Assemblies        -Display Monthly Character     Reinforce expectations for
Expectations                every six-weeks               Traits                         students
                            Reinforcement during          -Caught Being Good
                            homeroom                      Tickets

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
                            every month
Implement Character         Implement Program             7-Habits of Highly Effective   Improve esteem and
Education                   through exploratory           Teens                          student responsibility
      Prevention Programs
• 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
                 Intervention Plan
• Anger Management Group counseling for students that are sent to
  the office repeatedly for fighting, classroom disruption, etc with the
  school counselor
• 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
  attendance committee
    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
         Secondary Intervention
• 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
  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
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

•Disciplinary Referrals
•Report Cards
     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.

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