Online Ethical Discussions: Orrville High School’s SOAR web site


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Orrville High School will be presenting on the topic of “Online Ethical Discussions: Orrville High School’s SOAR website”. SOAR or Student Organization for Academic Relations was formed to promote academic development among our highly motivated students. Led by teacher Jereme Scheufler, one of their first projects was to create a website using

The SOAR website quickly became a place where students, teachers and even community members joined discussion groups about topics ranging from school rules to global economic issues. Our presentation will include the history of Ethical Literacy® at Orrville High School as well as the development of the SOAR project, especially as it relates to the discussion of ethics using an interactive website such as NING.

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  • In Wayne county, rural, farming, AmishSmucker’s- ethics in business, invest in community rather than hold them hostageSmith Dairy- 100 years
  • Established 18 years agoTo take action to help school, communityCharacter development one of the first initiatives, work with IGE and Rush KidderCharacter Week community event
  • Steering committee includes subcommittees on communication, character, heartland point, success schoolBuilding donated by local bankHeartland supports financially and otherwise
  • OGT scores- indicators in Ohio for excellence
  • PLF will look different for different schoolsCurrent philosophy developed while at Woodridge
  • See copy of invitation letter in handouts
  • Online Ethical Discussions: Orrville High School’s SOAR web site

    1. 1. Orrville High School<br />
    2. 2. Orrville High School<br />Ethical Literacy® Initiative<br /> Phil Hatton- Principal<br />Ethical Literacy® Team:<br /> Phil Hatton- Principal<br /> Doug Davault- Asst. Principal<br /> Diane Little- Heartland Representative<br /> Sarah Kutschinski- Teacher<br /> Jim Mankins- Study Hall Aide<br />JeremeScheufler- Teacher<br /> Mike Hamsher- Teacher<br />
    3. 3. Orrville High School<br />Located in Orrville, Ohio<br />City of Orrville has a population of about 8,500<br />“Home of Diversified Industry”<br />World Headquarters of Smuckers<br />JLG Industries<br />Quality Castings<br />Schantz Organ Co.<br />And others…<br />
    4. 4. Orrville High School<br />Heartland Education Community, Inc.<br /><br />Shift the focus from school to education and the responsibility from school to community<br />Character Education is one of the 5 C’s.<br />Community, Connecting Learning to Life, Critical Thinking, Character Development, Continuous Improvement <br />Words of the Month- community generated<br />Character Education Week<br />
    5. 5. Orrville High School<br />Character Words<br />Self-Control<br />Commitment<br />Fairness<br />Moral Courage<br />Cooperation<br />Sportsmanship<br />Patriotism<br />Integrity<br />Honesty<br />Respect<br />Responsibility<br />Compassion<br />
    6. 6. Orrville High School<br />Heartland Education Community, continued…<br />Steering Committee- community leaders, school leaders, students<br />Heartland Point- community gathering place<br />Orrviews<br />Recent accomplishments- building projects, Success School<br />
    7. 7. Orrville High School<br />Enrollment of 505, 450 in building<br />Wayne County Schools Career Center<br />13% minority<br />25+% economically disadvantaged<br />15% IEP<br />43 certified staff, 63 total<br />“Excellent” rating on State report card<br />Composite ACT score of 21.6<br />
    8. 8. Orrville High School<br />Ethical Literacy Initiative<br />First meeting September 2007<br />OHS Ethical Literacy Team met for 2 day workshop with Don Profitt in February 2008<br />EL team- administrators, guidance, teachers, students<br />Established goals and action plan<br />
    9. 9. Orrville High School<br />Goals:<br />Authentic Student Input<br />Students should have the opportunity for input into school culture and procedures<br />Professional Development from Within<br />Provide opportunities for staff to develop and lead their own professional development<br />
    10. 10. Orrville High School<br />S.O.A.R.<br />Student Organization for Academic Relations<br />Formed this year to encourage high performing students<br />Includes discussion groups, academic competition, local business mentors<br />Led by Jereme Scheufler<br />
    11. 11. Orrville High School<br />SOAR website<br /><br />“free “ interactive website<br /><br /><br />
    12. 12. Orrville High School<br />Next steps…<br />Incorporate student input into building decisions (grade scale)<br />Share with staff at staff meetings<br />Utilize to develop ethics content, activities<br />
    13. 13. Orrville High School<br />
    14. 14. Orrville High School <br />Phil Hatton<br />Email:<br />Website:<br />Phone: 330-682-4661<br />