High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference

Be sure to join us July 12th and 13th at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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York High School Does It Again

York High School did it again, though it’s no ‘oops’.

To accomplish healthy grading, it takes a lot of work from administrators, teachers, and students. Year-over-year, York High School in Nebraska has proven that their students are a notch or two above the rest. The assignments are geared toward student learning, and they require all students to turn in all of them. This time is no different. They once again gathered every missing assignment that would otherwise be zeros in the grade book.

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Another Zero Missing Assignments School – Cleburne County Middle

Another school has pushed for student success by requiring every student to complete every assignment. Cleburne County Middle School in Heflin, Alabama is the latest to join the rest of these amazing schools who will end the year with ZERO missing assignments. Excited to see what next year has in store for your school. Keep up the good work!

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Ending the Year Right at FMS

Farmington Middle School has pushed for every student to complete every assignment and they have achieved this goal! This school will continue to improve and show students that when they complete the work, they LEARN! Congratulations on this achievement.

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Jackson Jr High Ends With Zero Assignments

Jackson Jr. High School in Jackson Missouri ends the school year with a healthy grade book as all of the missing assignments have been collected. Students have shown that they are willing to learn and do the work. The motto of “the consequence for not doing an assignment, is doing the assignment” rings true at this school. This is an amazing accomplishment that requires everybody in the building to pull for students’ success. Great job!

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Parents Love ICU, Too!

Here’s a letter from a parent’s perspective regarding the ICU approach.

“As a parent and teacher, ICU has been a lifesaver in terms of helping our daughters learn to be accountable for their learning.  Our school staff not only puts missing assignments or failing grades on the list, but extra practice is listed as well.  Sometimes that extra practice is what helps them get to the next level of learning. When we get the text saying there is an item on the ICU list, we are able to visit with them about the assignment and see what their plan is for getting their name off the list.

Thank you!

Wendy S.”
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Hard Work at Farmington Middle School

Students are working hard at Farmington Middle School in Farmington, MO.

These students have come in on their own time to ensure they catch up on all of their missing work. They are working twice as hard to get them completed, but they want the burden of missing work to be lifted off their shoulders. Accountability and perseverance pays off at Farmington Middle!

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Greenbrier Middle Zero Assignment Club

Another school achieving zero missing assignments!

The end of the school year is not quite at an end, and yet students at Greenbrier Middle School in Arkansas are ahead of the game and not waiting until the last minute to turn in missing assignments. This is truly a sign of a successful culture. Students and teachers will be able to end the school year with an empty plate! Keep up the amazing work!

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St. Clair Freshmen Success

Students and faculty at St. Clair High School now aim to a higher standard.

Let’s let the words from St. Clair High School’s Principal, Jennifer Davis, speak for themselves.

“It’s official! Due to our teachers’ hard work and dedication and your support, we have had a 85% decrease in the amount of freshmen Fs due to the fidelity of the implementation of ICU! The statistics don’t lie. In the 2016-17 first semester, there were 66 freshmen Fs. In the 2017-18 first semester, there were 10 freshmen Fs.  By the time our board meeting rolls around we will have met our goal of having every single freshmen with every assignment turned in for first semester! The reason being is WHEN students do their work, they learn. These grades aren’t inflated; they’ve been higher all year long per our freshmen teachers. We are ECSTATIC with the progress of our students and the dedication to this process by our teachers!  We are also proud to share that we’ve hit our highest completion rate yet at 95% for the building.”

 

Empty ICU Lunch Table at Gibbon High

Empty seats are a good thing when it comes to missing assignments.

One of the best ways to get students to turn missing assignments in is to ensure they get the proper help and one-on-one attention, on their time. When students are missing multiple assignments at Gibbon High School, they are assigned to eat lunch at a specified table with plenty of available resources to allow them to complete them. When this table is empty, students are succeeding!

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