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OHS Freshmen Focus Program

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Transcript of OHS Freshmen Focus Program

Goal #1:
Goal #3 Year One strategy: mentorship & leadership
The story of 9th graders

1. the lowest average GPA
2. the most discipline referrals
3. the highest truancy rate
4. the most failed classes

Goal #1: Two Year Strategy
Goal #2 Increase Frosh Involvement
Communication Strategies
OHS Freshman Transition Program
Thank you!
CONNECT WITH THEM
Goal #2:
GAIN THE TRUST THAT FOSTERS MENTORSHIP
Goal #3
Rationale:
Education Journal
identifies the "9th grade transition as the single most important factor governing high school graduation rates & individual success."

McCallmore, K. "The Importance of Ninth Grade on Student Success in High School." Education. Spring 2010, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p447-456. 10p.
PLUG THEM IN!
Revamp Orientation
Prepare Frosh Transition Course Curriculum for 2015-2016 school year
course could be connected to English with focus on reading, research and annotation skills
Key Components:
1. service learning
2. study skills
3. life skills
4. outside resources: guest speakers, etc
5. community participation: parents, leaders, etc
6. small group learning
7. safe, empathy-driven environment
Drive increased campus communication w/digital newspaper & Frosh Twitter feed
http://hhsadvocate.com
A fully sustained, peer-led transition program =15% rise in
graduation rates
"Activity participation correlates to a 20% rise in GPA."
"Freshmen failures drop by 15%, discipline referrals drop by 50% in schools that employ peer to peer or teacher to peer mentorship programs."
1. one to one freshmen mentorship
2. starts at Davies in the beginning of 8th grade
course could run in "stand alone" or seminar forms
Oakcrest High School Welcome Week& Challenge Day 2014: championed by Teen Center & Student Council
Freshmen bonfire & tailgate (soccer & football)

expanded Activity Carnival

annual leadership program
Welcome pep rally

movie under the stars

"class battles"

Quizzo
50th Anniversary House Cup

monthly "freshmen only" events

assemblies & motivational speakers
Prizes! Giveaways!

Pass Down Traditions

"Find-A-Freshman"

smaller lunch periods = opportunity
The mentorship programs are already here...
GUIDANCE TEACHER MENTORS
PEER MEDIATORS
TEEN CENTER GIRLS GROUP
TEEN CENTER BOYS GROUP
OHS FRESHMEN FOCUS PROGRAM
TEACHER TUTORIALS
NHS PEER TUTORING
INTERACT
MCIC
http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/528617/if-you-really-knew-me-trailer.jhtml#id=1641680
http://www.challengeday.org
Big Events Planned:
1. Welcome Wagon -- 8/5, 4pm @ flag pole
2. Welcome Week 2014 -- Kick Off with CHALLENGE DAYS on 9/9 & 9/10
3. School-wide Curricular Theme (Post-Challenge Day) on 9/11
During Summer 2014
1. Faculty PD in "Freshmen Focus" & "Teaching to Diversity"
2. Student Council Retreat: "Focus on Freshmen"
3. Fall planning meetings with key resources: Davies, P10 program & Teen Center
4. Revamped Frosh Orientation with "FonF" themes & event advertising
5. Secure funds and plan for "Challenge Day" & "Welcome Week"
6. "THE FALCON WELCOME WAGON" -- SUMMER MEET & GREET initiative -- JULY 24, 2014
4. Welcome Weeks Ends with 1st Home Football Game & Freshmen Tailgate / Bonfire 9/19
ME?
Attend workshop, bring ideas
Communicate with & recruit your athletes & members
Attend Welcome Wagon on Aug. 5th & Orientation on Aug. 28th
Sponsor an event
Curricular Support
DONATE
What percentage of OHS freshmen fail?
Do we fail fewer students now than 5 yrs ago?
30% since Genesis in 2010
What percentage of OHS freshmen get referrals?
46% of freshmen are disciplined, 86% go on to be disciplined again
Black students make up approx 35% of our
student population, but approx 65% of our
suspensions.
Retention Rates within our district:
30% of Davies kids choose other options
(2012 to last year)
Graduation Rate: NOW 3rd from last in AC
15% bump would put us third from the top, consistent with sister schools
"10% drop in 9th grade failures in our first year of sustained mentorship."
Coordinate"Welcome Week"
Parent Meetings
"Schools with pre-discipline, social, peer-led interventions enjoyed a 25% drop in overall referrals"
Mentoring freshmen is a year-long job : )
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