P.R.I.D.E Program
MJHS Pride Program

***Changes to the PRIDE Program

After evaluating the number of students earning 8th hour, as well as dealing with a number of transportation challenges associated with our students riding 8th hour buses, we’ve decided to make a few adjustments to the PRIDE program beginning on Monday, September 18, 2017. The changes are as follows:

-Beginning next week (Monday, 9/11), students will no longer serve 8th hour the day they receive it (this applies if they receive one through four 8th hours in a month). Instead, students will SERVE 8th hour for ONE WEEK (three days, Mon/Tues/Thur) after they have received a FIFTH 8th hour.

*Students who earn (5) or more 8th hours will then spend the next week in 8th hour (M / Tu / Th only) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. They will work with teachers to complete late work, re-take assessments or receive help with homework. If they earn (10) 8th hours they will receive an additional week.

-Parents will STILL BE NOTIFIED every time an 8th hour is earned, however; students will only serve after school upon earning the 5th one.

-If a student continually earns (5) or more 8th hours they may very well be assigned to 8th hour for a number of weeks in a row. If so, those students will also receive assistance with organization and study skills.

Why are we changing the the program at MJH?

-Dropping a few days (Wed/Fri), while adding time to the others will allow for more directed teacher assistance for our students (as well as smaller overall numbers).

-Students will be assisted with devising a plan for improvement, as well as having teachers available for help. The program will now be more intervention/assistance based, versus simply staying after school

-Transportation: Lengthy bus wait times had most PRIDE buses not arriving until nearly 4:00. These changes will help to streamline transportation and hopefully result in students arriving home earlier.

-Students who only earn 8th hour for missing a few assignments each month won’t be required to stay after school. Their grade may still be impacted, but those students will generally address any late/missing work without a need for staying after school.

Ultimately, we hope these changes will allow us to provide more focused assistance to the students who need it most. We hope that by the end of the year we have only a small number of students earning (5) or more 8th hours. This change will also allow more of our students who require transportation to attend tutoring. Time for students, parents and staff alike is valuable. The following link will provide a Power Point presentation explaining the new program.

MJHS PRIDE Program (1).pdf

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