Northern Middle School"The Northern Way"One Middle School's ...

Northern Middle School"The Northern Way"One Middle School's ...

Northern Middle School "The Northern Way" One Middle School's Journey with Schoolwide PBIS Northern Middle School Somerset, Kentucky 68% free/reduced lunch 875 students 6th , 7th , & 8th grades Beginning Data Northern Middle School Discipline Data 1200 1203 1000

800 2005-06 600 400 237 200 0 Office Discipline Referrals Out of School Suspensions Year One: 2006-2007 Established a leadership team and attended 30+ hours of initial training Established and posted school wide expectations for common areas

Common Area Expectations LAB Expectations Year One: 2006-2007 Established the ABCs of Northern campaign to focus on our expectations ABCs of Northern Po werPoint Reviewed each grading term within the classrooms ABCs poster Pole Wrap Year One: 2006-2007 Created

Pyramids of Intervention Behavior Bullying Documentation Tool Developed Connection Plus mentoring program (early planning stages, targeted few students) Mentoring Pyramid Year One: 2006-2007 SBDM Policies

Discipline Policy Referral Form modified to reflect schoolwide expectations Referral Form Team Discipline Logs changed to reflect these same school-wide expectations Sample Discipline Log Year One: 2006-2007 Set a goal to improve student behavior as evidenced by decreased office referrals Reduced Referrals by 25%

Data Monitoring KYCID team meets monthly Reviews Discipline Data Used the SWIS system along with STI to record student infractions and monitor data Year One: 2006-2007 Results 1200 1203 1000 800 2005-06

600 400 237 200 0 Office Discipline Referrals Out of School Suspensions Year One: 2006-2007 Results Two Year Comparison 1200 1000 1203

956 800 2005-06 2006-07 600 400 237 200 207.5 0 Office Discipline Referrals Out of School Suspensions Year Two: 2007-2008 12+

hours additional training for Leadership Team 6+ hours training for staff Reinforcement activities at each faculty meeting Continue to meet monthly to review discipline data and monitor initiatives New staff introduction to initiatives and procedures Year Two: 2007-2008 Set a goal for improved student behavior as measured by a reduction in office referrals and suspensions 18% reduction in-school referrals 25% reduction in suspensions ICE

(Isolated Curricular Environment) alternative to out-of-school suspension Refine and maintain a focus on the ABCs of Northern expectations Revised the ABCs of Northern Power Point teaching tool Created a matrix of student expectations across all school settings Student Expectation Matrix Year Two: 2007-2008 Developed specific lesson plans to target our expectations at each grade level Lesson Plans Conducted School-Wide training for all staff on Systematic Supervision

LookIRIS.com Created a supervision handbook with expectations for staff at various duty stations Staff Duty Responsibilities Developed specific procedures for class change on each team during the day, a supervision plan on each team, and end of day dismissal procedures/patterns Year Two: 2007-2008 Refine and maintain our pyramids of intervention

Fully implemented the Connection Plus mentoring program (75+ students); all staff serve as mentors Mentoring Tips Connection Plus Description Connection Plus Presentation Connection Plus Results Review at-risk students as we meet with teams each week and refer students to Response to Intervention (RTI) team or the Achieving in Middle School (AIMS) class Obvious connection seen between behavior Year Two: 2007-2008 Results 2007-08 1200

1000 800 693 2007-08 600 400 200 41 0 Office Discipline Referrals Out of School Suspensions Three Year Comparison Northern Middle School Discipline Data 1200

1000 1203 956 800 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 693 600 400 237 200 207.5

41 0 Office Discipline Referrals Out of School Suspensions Year Three 2008-2009 Set a Goal for the 2008-2009 School Year to improve behavior as evidenced by fewer referrals Our goal was 15% and maintain suspensions Develop Consistent Criteria for Team Time Develop Guidelines/Policy for Electronics Incorporate a training section on Disrespect into ABCs - PowerPoint Develop Expectations for Field Trips, Substitutes, Safety Drills, and Bus Update Matrix to include: Expectations for field trips (Finleys), Substitutes, Safety Drills, and Bus Update ABCs to include: Expectations for field trips

(Finleys), Substitutes, Safety Drills, and Bus, and Disrespect Year 3 cont. Update Lesson Plans: Expectations for field trips (Finleys), Substitutes, Safety Drills, and Bus All Staff to take the EBS on-line survey Train Student Ambassadors in the Northern Way for new students Dos/Dont, Examples/Non-Examples video made by staff of our school-wide expectations Consider Other school-wide reward ideas coffee house Consider Quarterly Theme to recognize PBIS Revise Pyramids of Intervention Reinforce Supervision, show video to all staff Booster session for new teachers Connection Plus mentoring - ongoing Year 3 cont.

Asked bus drivers to send home positive comment cards great response Meet bi-monthly with leadership team and review discipline data monthly with staff Monitor students academic and behavior progress each week in team meetings refer to RTI when needed Offered research-based intervention classes in Reading and Math (SRA, Successmaker, Word Power, and AIMS) More in class guidance and advisory activities on bullying Year Three: 2008-2009 Results 2008-09 1200 1000

800 2008-09 600 541 400 200 35 0 Office Discipline Referrals Out of School Suspensions Four Year Comparison Northern Middle School Discipline Data 1200 1000

1203 956 800 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 693 600 541 400 237 200

207.5 41 35 0 Office Discipline Referrals Out of School Suspensions Additional Years 20092012 Refine and maintain!!! Goal setting became more specific, focusing on specific locations and problem behaviors. Held Bus Driver Summit Teachers and administrators had option of riding a bus or doing home visits prior to school starting. Created and taught behavior expectations for bus behavior.

Expanded reward system to include Student of the Week and mid-term rewards Developed lessons for students to complete based on the infractions Continued Examples/Nonexamples Expectations Video Check-In/Check-Out Continuing to focus on the area of Respect and behavior toward substitutes. Safe Schools video Seven Year Comparison Northern Middle School Discipline Data 1200 1000 1203 956 2005-06 2006-07

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 800 693 600 541 572 547 551 400 237 200 207.5

41 0 Office Discipline Referrals 35 4 24.5 Out of School Suspensions 33 Next Steps for 2012-13 (Action Plan)

Maintain and refine existing practices The Northern Way Creating a new Expectations Video with an Artist in Residency Refine out Check-In/Check-Out procedures to make it more systematic. Redefining our mentoring program. Working to more clearly define Tier 2 & 3 interventions Show this presentation to staff members Continue to merge discipline and academic pyramids, monitor data, meet with teams, discuss student progress and interventions, etc. Additional Resources KY Center for Instructional Discipline

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports School-Wide Information System IRIS Media Systematic Supervision Video http://www.lookiris.com/store/K-12_Professional_Development/System atic_Supervision_for_Middle_School Connection Plus Program [email protected] Presenter Information Shelly Hargis, Principal Northern Middle School Website http://nms.pulaski.schoolfusion.us E-mail: [email protected] Dusty Phelps, Pulaski County Psychologist and District KYCID/PBIS Coordinator

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