I hate to see how high the discipline numbers are, but it is good to see the tardies going down! Only 12.5 more days til Christmas Break!!
Tardies are a problem and some of these excessive tardies are WBL students. I will be conducting face to face meetings this month to address both tardies and attendance and the importance of this as applicable to the workplace.
That is a great idea. I will use this opportunity to touch on professional skills in my classes.
The students don't seem to be scared/afraid of discipline at all. Too many repeat offenders!
You are spot on with them not being scared of our discipline. Maybe we need a little reform? Have them serve detention after school?
Since this is such a concern, perhaps we should use some of our PLC time to brainstorm solutions from all departments and come back together with ideas to consider.
Could another privilege they enjoy, like being allow to go on field trips, be taken away if a student has excessive tardies or is placed in ISS?
Tardies / discipline is definitely concerning. I've had some students who are habitually tardy to class so that they can get lunch detention and go hang with their friends who are also in lunch detention. I agree that there needs to be another method for dealing with this. Possibly detention after school, or maybe even Saturday school...
It does seem that holding students accountable in October positively impacted their behavior in November, but the issue is still too large. I agree with Ross in that something else may need to be done to better deter their behavior.
Mine seem to like to get lunch detention? It is not a deterrent for them!
The students aren't afraid of being disciplined. Some say they want ISS because they would love to have a day to come in and sleep.
trending towards record numbers
Thank-you Mrs. Ford for going back to the Weebly format to share information.
Good to see the tardies have declined, but those discipline referrals are still like they were last year. 52 referrals, though, doesn't seem like a massive number, given the number of students we have and the "repeat offenders" mentioned earlier.
I appreciated the questioning strategies to raise rigor. I thought that this was a good professional learning seminar.
Still have too many tardies but a positive is that they dropped from October to November.
Covered it! Discipline and tardies up but we must stick to the rules and stay on them. Not doing them any favors if we back off! Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.
At the PBIS team meeting, we discussed the fact that so many kids have gotten into trouble because of the "vaping" including kids who have never been in trouble before.
Judging from staff absences and student referrals, it appears to be a rough year.
These freshman are a handful.
I have found that students don't fear being suspended either. I think we should make them copy words from the dictionary and maybe clean the school or something to make ISS not so "enjoyable."
Not surprised by the tardies, I have had a lot of students mention they prefer lunch detention to going to lunch. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!
I have heard some of the same comments. I have students beg me to give them lunch detention. They want to serve with their friends.
I find it easier to go back to the Weebly for the Faculty Focus, thank you for moving it back.
My pleasure! I see many benefits to Google tools, especially Google Drive for sharing resources, but I also prefer the visual aspect of the Weebly. Thank you all for being so patient as we try out new things and find our best fit!
Great selfie of Mr. Thornbury on the discipline response slide.
ISS is not a punishment for most students. Many would rather be in there than class.
Wow! Seven tribunals since September. Students do not care if they are suspended or have to go to ISS. I actually have students who beg to go to ISS.
The number students trying to "vape" is rising. I am surprised we have had so many discipline referrals this year. I hope things get better.
I like the using the Weebly also. I think students do not care if they are disciplined whether they go to ISS or not. Students do not care if they are tardy or absent. They have 5 days to do make-up work. I wish we would go back to it had to be an excused absence to do make-up work. It isn't fair to the students who come to school and do their work. The kids lay out of school and then are able to do their work and make just as good a grade as the ones who come to school every day.
Glad to see the number of tardies has gone down.
Crazy to see how high the faculty absences are... I know everyone gets sick and professional meetings do happen, but it is still high.
The number of faculty absences shocking. I know it's difficult sometimes with little kids at home, health issues and military duty but if we expect kids to have good attendance shouldn't their teachers exhibit the same?
I've been shocked concerning teacher absences since coming onto the team at MCHS. I miss a lot for our conferences, but even then it stresses me out not being at work!
I'm going to have to crack down more on tardies it seems, especially during first period. So many throw the whole "I was getting breakfast" excuse at me, but it seems like I must be more strict about it from now on.
Also, why the change away from Google for information transfer? I was finally buying into the idea of Google over Microsoft, and now we are back to neither. haha
I like having the discipline break down. Hopefully, we can get our discipline numbers down soon...
Also, thank you for the rigor and literacy reminders
Since the comments are students are wanting to go to ISS, maybe would should have ISS as a mock ACT/SAT test time everyday. They would be required to take a practice a math and reading practice test and administrate it like the real thing
I think this is a great idea! Hopefully we can discuss this at the meeting Wednesday.
I think this is a great idea. If we keep them working ALL day with no down time, ISS might seem like less of a vacation...
I was glad to see the number of tardies go down even though the number still seems high. Also, I am glad for the teachers who are in the halls between classes. However, the area behind the library is mostly unsupervised, because of no classrooms and they are all snugged up most days.
The students, not the teachers. Just wanted to be clear.
Glad to see we're keeping a focus on literacy.
It is important that literacy is playing an a crucial role in our schools. I'm glad to see a decrease in tardies.
I agree with comments of discussion about strategies to address tardies; the breakfast crowd in particular.
Tardies are in need of addressing.
I look forward to seeing SRI growth after the literacy intervention has been implemented all year long.
Thank you for reiterating the questioning strategies.
I am amazed at the the number in ISS so far this year. I believe by having all teachers in the hall during class change will aid in keeping students out of trouble. Also, I have been asking students questions and allowing them time to think and then explain. I have seen a change in the dynamic of the class by doing this, and students are able to come up with some great explanations..
I agree with the discipline comments. Maybe something should be added to ISS to make it less enjoyable, although I know students will say anything to save face when being disciplined.
Glad to be using the Weebly again. Thanks!
I hate to see so many tardies and discipline issues.
Freshman have little fear of our consequences. It would be interesting to see the makeup of our discipline they actually are responsible for.
Glad we are going back to the weebly.
What was going on in 2017 to make teacher absences so much lower?
I agree with others about ISS being considered “enjoyable.” I have some that will ask me what they can do to get ISS because they want to have a “day off.” This would be a perfect time for them to complete missing assignments for classes or like Mr. Moat said give a SAT/ACT mock exam.
I am also glad to have Weebly back!
I think the monitoring of students is helping to decrease tardies especially the teachers with morning duty that are ensuring that students are eating in the cafeteria vs socializing and waiting until the bell rings to then get breakfast consequently making them late to first period.
Did anyone notice that discipline referrals were worse during the odd numbered years?
I know that local employers would be happy if we can instill the importance of timeliness and good attendance in our students. These are the top complaints that we hear when we meet with folks in business and industry.
I have noticed students leaving their assigned lunch period and going to other parts of the building and sometimes disrupting class.
I have always felt that ISS should be unpleasant and not something our kids should want to do. Back when the state took away funding for ISS, the high school I was teaching at decided to have teachers rotate throughout the day. It somehow turned into 1st block EVERY DAY for me (for two years). Dealing with ISS first thing is not a great way to get the day going. My experience was that most of the frequent flyers enjoyed it. There were several that it didn't matter what discipline was administered and there was the occasional good student that had messed up and was horrified at having to serve ISS (very few of those).
Rising discipline issues correspond to rising teacher absences according to the chart....interesting. As far as staff goes, it does seem like we are all "busier" this year.
I agree with enjoying the Weebly. I also agree with the Freshmen being a handful.
Glade to see the weebly back.
Dana FordMCHS Curriculum Instruction Facilitator