June, 2015 - Highlight
Horace Mann Fall PBIS Update
Horace Mann continues to see great results after our second year of implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We saw 89% of all students either not receive a major referral or receive one for our entire school year! This year we will be implementing best practices for behaviors at the Tier 2 level as well as improving our acknowledgment/reward system. Our school data has shown great results in behavior interventions in common areas within Horace Mann, but classroom behaviors are what we are looking to improve. By using the framework of PBIS, our overall goal is for teachers to maximize instruction in the classroom while students actively learn through positive interactions with each other.
Also a big thank you to Van Horn of Sheboygan and the parents and staff of Horace Mann. During our Open House on August 26, for every car that was test driven, Van Horn donated $10 to Horace Mann. Recently we received a check for $1000 from Van Horn, which will be used to fund our PBIS initiatives. We look forward to doing this again at next year's Open House.
SASD Cellular Phone Policy
There has been a change to the SASD cell phone policy. Parent permission is no longer required for a student to possess a cellphone at school. However, the only time they are allowed to be used are with teacher or staff permission. For that reason the phone should be turned off and put away from the time students enter the building to the end of the day including all breaks.
First Day of School 2014
A Silver Star School Award
Junior Diabetes Research Foundation
Horace Mann Middle School students were awarded the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) traveling trophy for their participation in the annual Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes educational school fundraising program at an all-school assembly. Erin Hennessy and Sandy Lange from JDRF thanked Horace Mann students for their fundraising efforts this fall and presented them with the JDRF’s Silver Star banner. Horace Mann students raised almost $1900.00 to help find a cure for Type I diabetes after learning about the disease in their physical education classes. Local JDRF representatives visited the physical education classes to discuss issues and obstacles that children experience when diagnosed with Type I diabetes and the importance of making healthy choices.
Because Leadership Matters
Horace Mann Named Exemplary Middle School
State Superintendent Tony Evers commended Horace Mann along with 82 other middle schools in the State as Exemplary. The program, sponsored by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators and Department of Public Instruction, recognizes middle schools with high growth in reading or math scores in the past school year. Horace Mann was recognized for rapid improvement in reading AND math scores in a school with a high poverty population.
Horace Mann was chosen as "School of the Month" for
January 2009 in the "National Dollars for Darfur Campaign"
for their fundraising efforts in the spring of 2008.
Horace Mann received a plaque as being an Energy Star school!
We reduced energy consumption by over 28% in two years, which is
equivalent to taking 338 cars off the road or planting 700 acres of trees.
Included in the Standard and Poor's list of Wisconsin schools which
have made significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
Wisconsin New Promise School
Wisconsin New Promise School