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Survey for Freshman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kaitlin Nelson May 6, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello everyone,We are in the process of evaluating our freshman program to see what changes we need to make for next school year.  I was hoping to have the students take a survey for our needs…Continue

Tags: motivation, accountability, Freshman, survey

Social Media

Started Apr 21, 2013 0 Replies

I was hoping to get some input on how you handle social media issues in school.  My support personnel and administrative team are working overtime to combat the issues that students create and bring…Continue

Tags: bullying, twitter, facebook, social, media

Electives for Freshman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tanya Spillane Dec 5, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello community,Does anyone offer a freshman seminar or some class-equivilent?  I have discussed this idea with our counseling staff and we feel that our students could benefit from such a class.  If…Continue

Tags: programs, transition, freshman

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Kaitlin Nelson replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Survey for Freshman
"Hi Derrell, Please feel free to email me at kaitlin_nelson@dddouglas.k12.or.us I'll try my best to summarize what we found. Thanks! Kaitlin"
May 6, 2013
Scott Habeeb replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Survey for Freshman
"Great ideas being shared - thanks for making this a community!"
May 6, 2013
Darrell Medley replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Survey for Freshman
"Thanks for the reply.  This is a big help. What has been the feedback from the surveys?"
May 6, 2013
Kaitlin Nelson replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Survey for Freshman
"Hello - We put together and administered the following survey to our freshman academies last spring at David Douglas High School in Portland, OR. For the first 12 questions, students responded by choosing "agree," "no opinion,"…"
May 6, 2013
Ellie Fried replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Survey for Freshman
"Hi Darrell, please feel free to call me and we can talk. my number is 973-263-7001 x2332"
May 6, 2013
Darrell Medley replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Survey for Freshman
"Hi Ellie, I like the questionnaire, it is a good starting point.  Would you mind sharing the details of the Freshman Seminar that you presented in the English Classes and what were the expectations? This gives me some good ideas and a…"
May 6, 2013
Ellie Fried replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Survey for Freshman
"Hi I'm a 9th grade guidance counselor in NJ. We put together the questionnaire below to get some feedback. I can't say if it will provide us with useful informaiton, but if not, we will adjust it for next year accordingly. May 2013 Good…"
May 6, 2013
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Survey for Freshman

Hello everyone,We are in the process of evaluating our freshman program to see what changes we need to make for next school year.  I was hoping to have the students take a survey for our needs assessment.  Has anyone administered a survey to freshman before and are you willing to share with me.  Any help would be appreciated.  We are an 8th and 9th grade building and we have a lot of dynamics going on between the two grades.  The freshman feel trapped in middle school still and the staff…See More
May 1, 2013
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Social Media

I was hoping to get some input on how you handle social media issues in school.  My support personnel and administrative team are working overtime to combat the issues that students create and bring into the school that we end up dealing with.  Almost every student has a cell phone with internet access and almost all students have a facebook, twitter, or instagram account and they utilize these media formats to bully, harass, and promote their dislike with each other. I have held parent…See More
Apr 21, 2013
Scott Habeeb replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Electives for Freshman
"The GEAR UP folks from Berea College in Kentucky are creating a transition course to be taught within their Freshman Transition Programs."
Mar 5, 2013
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Electives for Freshman

Hello community,Does anyone offer a freshman seminar or some class-equivilent?  I have discussed this idea with our counseling staff and we feel that our students could benefit from such a class.  If you do offer something, what is the structure?  My feeling is that if this class is not offered early then students miss out on the purpose.  Our students really lack study skills and the understanding of what it means to be freshman.  Becuase we are a 8-9 middle school we do not have upper…See More
Mar 5, 2013
Scott Habeeb replied to Darrell Medley's discussion Electives for Freshman
"I agree, Deanie.  Nothing wrong with having a transition class, but having all teachers of freshmen preaching the same message makes the message most effective."
Mar 3, 2013
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I am principal of an 8,9 middle school
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OrangePreparatory Academy
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