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 positive change.

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Orrville High School: Principal's Leadership Forum

  1. 1. Orrville High School
  2. 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. 3. Orrville High School <ul><li>Located in Orrville, Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>City of Orrville has a population of about 8,500 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Home of Diversified Industry” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Headquarters of Smuckers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JLG Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Castings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schantz Organ Co. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And others… </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Orrville High School <ul><li>Heartland Education Community, Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.heartlandorrville.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift the focus from school to education and the responsibility from school to community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character Education is one of the 5 C’s. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community, Connecting Learning to Life, Critical Thinking, Character Development, Continuous Improvement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Words of the Month- community generated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character Education Week </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Orrville High School <ul><li>Character Words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moral Courage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sportsmanship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patriotism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compassion </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Orrville High School <ul><li>Heartland Education Community, continued… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steering Committee- community leaders, school leaders, students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heartland Point- community gathering place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orrviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent accomplishments- building projects, Success School </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Orrville High School <ul><li>Enrollment of 505, 450 in building </li></ul><ul><li>Wayne County Schools Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>13% minority </li></ul><ul><li>22% economically disadvantaged </li></ul><ul><li>12% IEP </li></ul><ul><li>45 certified staff, 65 total </li></ul><ul><li>“ Excellent” rating on State report card </li></ul><ul><li>Composite ACT score of 20.7 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Orrville High School <ul><li>Ethical Literacy® Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>First meeting September 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>OHS Ethical Literacy(EL) Team met for 2 day workshop with Don Profitt in February 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>EL team- administrators, guidance, teachers, students </li></ul><ul><li>Established goals and action plan </li></ul>
  9. 9. Orrville High School <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic Student Input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students should have the opportunity for input into school culture and procedures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development from Within </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for staff to develop and lead their own professional development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Orrville High School <ul><li>Professional Development from Within </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Book Study- “Understanding Poverty” by Ruby Payne </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planning Meetings to discuss priorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rewrite school mission statement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher led special education workshop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small group book studies-jigsaw </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Share your Best” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Orrville High School <ul><li>Authentic Student Input </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal’s Leadership Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original idea from Bill Holko </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose: To train/develop leaders within the student body, imbed leadership, impact school culture, participate in policy development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activities to include guest speakers, team building activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet as a group at least once each quarter </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Orrville High School <ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Recognized” leaders invited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers asked to nominate students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consider nominations based on the student’s ability to influence other students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We looked for students that would not be considered traditional school leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EL team met to go over names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the list was finalized, students received a letter of invitation, explanation </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Orrville High School <ul><li>Project MOSAIC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity Initiatives, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M olding O ur S tudents to be A ccepting, I nsightful, and C ompassionate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All day workshop with facilitators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallery activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie- “Freedom Writers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflections- individual and group </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Orrville High School <ul><li>Goal Setting Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group brainstorm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vote on top three goals for 2009-2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library/computer lab sign-in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More school spirit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bell schedule with time for activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Orrville High School <ul><li>Next Steps… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff nominations for next year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share PLF student goals with staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLF members to speak at staff meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshman orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued training…Project MOSAIC, local leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Orrville link? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Orrville High School
  17. 17. Orrville High School <ul><li>Phil Hatton </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.orrville.k12.oh.us </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 330-682-4661 </li></ul>