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Orrville High School: Principal's Leadership Forum

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This session will explore the Principal's Leadership Forum, a group of student leaders at Orrville High School. Participants will learn how a smaller public high school can take action and make a …

This session will explore the Principal's Leadership Forum, a group of student leaders at Orrville High School. Participants will learn how a smaller public high school can take action and make a positive change.

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  • Our EL team is represented by teachers, counselors, administration, students and a representative from Heartland , which I will explain later
  • In Wayne county, rural, farming, Amish Smucker’s- ethics in business, invest in community rather than hold them hostage Smith Dairy- 100 years
  • Established 18 years ago To take action to help school, community Character development one of the first initiatives, work with IGE and Rush Kidder Character Week community event
  • Steering committee includes subcommittees on communication, character, heartland point, success school Building donated by local bank Heartland supports financially and otherwise
  • OGT scores- indicators in Ohio for excellence
  • PLF will look different for different schools Current philosophy developed while at Woodridge
  • See copy of invitation letter in handouts
  • Story of serendipitous phone call 8 posters with demographic groups- rural white males, black females Reflections on school and comparisons Groups reflections involved some right vs. right decisions, discussion of comments on posters
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    • 1. Orrville High School
    • 2. Orrville High School Ethical Literacy® Initiative Phil Hatton- Principal Tisha Berry- Teacher Ethical Literacy(EL) Team: Phil Hatton- Principal Doug Davault- Asst. Principal Linda Tibbitts- OCS Curriculum Director Diane Little- Heartland Representative Pat Warner- Teacher Sarah Kutschinski- Teacher Jim Mankins- Guidance Counselor Alfred Yarborough- Student Rachel Davis- Student
    • 3. Orrville High School
      • Located in Orrville, Ohio
      • City of Orrville has a population of about 8,500
      • “ Home of Diversified Industry”
        • World Headquarters of Smuckers
        • JLG Industries
        • Quality Castings
        • Schantz Organ Co.
        • And others…
    • 4. Orrville High School
      • Heartland Education Community, Inc.
        • www.heartlandorrville.com
        • Shift the focus from school to education and the responsibility from school to community
        • Character Education is one of the 5 C’s.
          • Community, Connecting Learning to Life, Critical Thinking, Character Development, Continuous Improvement
        • Words of the Month- community generated
        • Character Education Week
    • 5. Orrville High School
      • Character Words
        • Self-Control
        • Commitment
        • Fairness
        • Moral Courage
        • Cooperation
        • Sportsmanship
        • Patriotism
        • Integrity
        • Honesty
        • Respect
        • Responsibility
        • Compassion
    • 6. Orrville High School
      • Heartland Education Community, continued…
        • Steering Committee- community leaders, school leaders, students
        • Heartland Point- community gathering place
        • Orrviews
        • Recent accomplishments- building projects, Success School
    • 7. Orrville High School
      • Enrollment of 505, 450 in building
      • Wayne County Schools Career Center
      • 13% minority
      • 22% economically disadvantaged
      • 12% IEP
      • 45 certified staff, 65 total
      • “ Excellent” rating on State report card
      • Composite ACT score of 20.7
    • 8. Orrville High School
      • Ethical Literacy® Initiative
      • First meeting September 2007
      • OHS Ethical Literacy(EL) Team met for 2 day workshop with Don Profitt in February 2008
      • EL team- administrators, guidance, teachers, students
      • Established goals and action plan
    • 9. Orrville High School
      • Goals:
        • Authentic Student Input
          • Students should have the opportunity for input into school culture and procedures
        • Professional Development from Within
          • Provide opportunities for staff to develop and lead their own professional development
    • 10. Orrville High School
      • Professional Development from Within
        • Action Steps
          • Staff Book Study- “Understanding Poverty” by Ruby Payne
          • Planning Meetings to discuss priorities
          • Rewrite school mission statement
          • Teacher led special education workshop
        • Next Steps
          • Small group book studies-jigsaw
          • “ Share your Best”
    • 11. Orrville High School
      • Authentic Student Input
        • Principal’s Leadership Forum
        • Original idea from Bill Holko
          • Purpose: To train/develop leaders within the student body, imbed leadership, impact school culture, participate in policy development
          • Activities to include guest speakers, team building activities
          • Meet as a group at least once each quarter
    • 12. Orrville High School
      • Process
        • “ Recognized” leaders invited
        • Teachers asked to nominate students
          • Consider nominations based on the student’s ability to influence other students
        • We looked for students that would not be considered traditional school leaders
        • EL team met to go over names
        • When the list was finalized, students received a letter of invitation, explanation
    • 13. Orrville High School
      • Project MOSAIC
        • Diversity Initiatives, Inc.
        • M olding O ur S tudents to be A ccepting, I nsightful, and C ompassionate
        • All day workshop with facilitators
        • Gallery activity
        • Movie- “Freedom Writers”
        • Reflections- individual and group
    • 14. Orrville High School
      • Goal Setting Meeting
        • Guest speaker
        • Small group brainstorm
        • Vote on top three goals for 2009-2010
          • Library/computer lab sign-in
          • More school spirit
          • Bell schedule with time for activities
    • 15. Orrville High School
      • Next Steps…
        • Staff nominations for next year
        • Share PLF student goals with staff
        • PLF members to speak at staff meeting
        • Freshman orientation
        • Continued training…Project MOSAIC, local leaders
        • Mentoring opportunities
        • Leadership Orrville link?
    • 16. Orrville High School
    • 17. Orrville High School
      • Phil Hatton
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Website: www.orrville.k12.oh.us
      • Phone: 330-682-4661

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