South Lakes High School Fairfax County Public Schools Bruce Butler, Principal Seahawk PBS Team вЂў Fran Walker, Coach вЂў Teresa Fennessy, Team Leader вЂў Marly Fullerton, Research вЂў Douglas Tyson, AP вЂў Bruce Butler, Principal South Lakes High School: Demographics Asian 11.1% Black 19.2% Hispanic 17.5% White 45.4% Other 6.8% South Lakes High School: Demographics Free and Reduced Lunch ESOL Special Education 34% 9.21% 19.18% South Lakes Seahawks Our values have not changed, we have and will continue to increase our expectations, understanding, and accountability to improve as a school: 1. Timely Communication 2. Organized and Reflective Instructional Program 3. Positive and Constructive School Environment Implementation Requirements вЂў Adminisitrative Team Support вЂў Strong Teacher Leadership вЂў Key Players on Staff вЂў PBS Training Seeing the Need вЂ“ Why PBS? Increase Instructional Time вЂў Consistent Policies вЂў Attendance Data вЂў Academic Achievement вЂў Decrease Discipline Issues вЂў As a school we knew we could do better! Building the Team вЂў Strong Administrative Support вЂў Teacher Leaders вЂў Department Representation вЂў Other Staff, Students, and Parents Building the Team вЂў Started with County Training and Support вЂ“ Steering group of faculty went to learn about the program вЂ“ Faculty returned with recommendation to move forward вЂў Paid PBS Work Days at South Lakes High School South Lakes Seahawks 1. Timely Communication 2. Organized and Reflective Instructional Program 3. Positive and Constructive School Environment Implementation Process вЂў SLHS faculty and staff engaged in an open and honest dialogue focusing on school wide performance and attendance data. вЂў Attendance, the primary correlate to academic success, became the first PBS school wide initiative! The Road to Success Empower the Faculty to: вЂў Develop and Implement Consistent Policies вЂў Use Data to Influence Change вЂў Take Ownership of Process PBS вЂў We eliminate the inconsistencies which induce students to logically question the validity of any rule вЂў Imagine playing a 7-inning high school baseball game in which the basic rules changed every inning? вЂў Eliminates frustration! Consistent School-wide Policies вЂў Consistently Teach Core Values to Students/Staff вЂў Implement Attendance Procedures вЂў Limit Hallway Passes вЂў Understand Discipline Matrix Teaching Core Values вЂў Engage Student Leadership вЂў Recognize Contributions through Success Passes вЂў Develop Monthly PBS Lessons Leadership Class Guides the Way! Leadership Class is made of up elected student leaders and other students who desire to help others. Taking Flight Mentors SLHS Success Pass SLHS Success Pass: Business Card Size вЂњPositive Behavior SupportвЂќ (PBS) вЂў We reinforce quality/caring behaviors (perfect attendance/helping others) twice each month Success Pass Winners! Teacher Recognition вЂў Teachers are recognized each time a studentвЂ™s Success Pass is drawn вЂў Teachers/staff write Success Passes for each other and are recognized each and every time the faculty meets Sample PBS Lesson Topics: Honor Code вЂў Cell phone use during tests вЂў Submitting other peopleвЂ™s work as your own вЂ“ Homework вЂ“ Papers PBS Lesson Topic: Respect in Hallways вЂў Voice volume вЂ“ respect learning time of other students вЂў Use appropriate language вЂў Keep hall pass visible Consistent Schoolwide Policies вЂў Teach Core Values to Students/Staff вЂў Implement Attendance Procedures вЂў Limit Hallway Passes вЂў Understand Discipline Matrix Implement Schoolwide Attendance Procedures Definition of Tardy: After the bell but fewer than 20 minutes late 1st Tardy: Verbal warning 2nd Tardy: Teacher discretion to assign detention 3rd Tardy: Teacher notifies parent/administrator Implement Schoolwide Attendance Procedures Consistent Schoolwide Policies вЂў Teach Core Values to Students/Staff вЂў Implement Attendance Procedures вЂў Limit Hallway Passes вЂў Understand Discipline Matrix Academic Environment Limit Hallway Passes вЂўIncrease Instructional Time вЂўDecrease Classroom Interruptions вЂўDecrease Inappropriate Behavior Consistent Schoolwide Policies вЂў Teach Core Values to Students/Staff вЂў Implement Attendance Procedures вЂў Limit Hallway Passes вЂў Understand Discipline Matrix Classroom vs Office Managed Behavior Levels of Discipline Data вЂў We have the findings, now what? вЂў How can we improve? вЂў How do we know if our solution is effective? Using Data to Drive Decisions вЂў Research Team вЂў Yearly Data вЂў Monthly Data вЂў SET (School-wide Evaluation Tool) and Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ) Analysis All Day Unexcused Absences 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 Individual Period Unexcused Absences 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 Total Unexcused Tardies 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 Honors Level Participation at South Lakes High School Participation in Honors Classes (% of students taking one or more Pre вЂ“ IB or IB course) 2008 - 2009: 9th Grade 65% 10th Grade 59% 11th Grade 49% 12th Grade 49% 25 freshman have pupil placed in for IB this year SOL Improvement 94 92 90 88 86 84 82 2006 2007 2008 80 78 76 Reading Math SOL Improvement 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Hisp Math Hisp R 2005 2006 2007 SOL Improvement 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 BL Math BL R 20 10 0 2005 2006 2007 School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET) 120 100 80 2005 60 2007 40 20 0 Expectations Defined Expectations Taught Reward System Violation System Decisionmaking Percentage Management District Suport Average South Lakes HS: BoQ 07-08 Results 100 100 90 82 Percentage of Possible Points Scored 80 71 67 70 67 62 60 64 56 50 50 44 38 40 30 20 10 0 PBS Team Effective Procedures Expectations Lesson Plans Critical Element Category Crisis Plan TOTAL SCORE South Lakes High School PBS is not stagnant. It is a process. We learn from our data.