Parents? If you have a kid at Quincy Senior High, you might be pleased to know that administrators say more and more students are showing good behavior.
Quincy Senior High is celebrating because its discipline levels are down by hosting an assembly to reward students and keep this good behavior trend going.
This is the third year of keeping track of the information in this way and this is the most significant drop since it began using the system.
How are they keeping track?
Max Mosley of Student Support Services says administrators created what he calls a matrix so school officials can see and identify the students following the rules or not by keeping track of office referrals. They keep track of what they were sent there for and then they know where the problem areas lie.
Mosley attributed the change to clear and consistent rule-setting, discipline, good-behavior rewards, and staff training.
"We pre-teach and booster activities to the student body of Quincy Sr High School which are respect, responsible. Be respectful. Be responsible. Be engaged in all of our areas of school," Mosley said.
Junior Gabrielle Green is going to be pretty involved in the assembly today.
She and some of her peers involved in school leadership will be showing their fellow students through a skit how disrespect and hurtful things can really cause problems, especially in social media.
Green also talked about an important lesson she has learned; Something she and administrators said causes a lot of the disrespect problems.
"If there is a confrontation or some type of drama that we just leave that there with Twitter and Facebook and texting and we don't bring that to school," Green said.
Green says she hopes the assembly will show students how they can do just that: Leave the drama at home. The school has seen a 25% drop in the number of referrals due to disrespect.
Quincy University students will also be paying a visit to the high school to perform a skit.
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