Lockwood Middle School

MBI Homework Assignment

November 15-16, 2004

 

 

"What MBI Is All About"

Introductory Presentation - Synopsis

 

On August 24, 2004 the Lockwood Middle School staff was introduced to MBI. At this meeting, the site team introduced the MBI beliefs and background information through the use of the ready-made

Power Point presentation.   Hard copies were also distributed so the staff was able to follow along and jot notes as needed. Brent Lipp, the site leader, primarily read the presentation as the staff followed along. Mike Sullivan and Linda Ruegsegger added information and answered questions during the

presentation. All team members shared some personal experience from the Summer Institute and strongly encouraged participation and willingness to see what MBI is all about. The presentation lasted about forty-five minutes.

 

 

Lockwood Middle School

MBI Team & Roles

The Lockwood MBI team was established last spring in preparation for our attendance at the Summer Institute in Bozeman. The principal and staff

decided that it would be best if one teacher from each grade level and elective team was selected to represent our school. Mr. Sullivan, the

principal, would also attend the Summer Institute. The following members became Lockwood Middle School's MBI team:

         • Principal:           Mike Sullivan

         • Librarian:          Johanna Freivalds

         • Elective:            Brent Lipp

         • 6th Grade:         Randall Rice

         • 7th Grade:         Kim Pollock

          • 8th Grade:        Linda Ruegsegger

 

 

 

 

On August 23, 2004 the team met and various roles were established, they are as follows:

•  Site Facilitator                     Linda Ruegsegger

•  Team                                  Leader Brent Lipp

•  Notes and Records             Mike Sullivan

•  Web-Master                       Johanna Freivalds

 

At the present time, we have only presented MBI beliefs and information to the staff. We have also held one meeting with the staff, (10/7/04), giving

updates on our work. We are in the process of establishing dates to present to the school board and community.

 

MBI Team Meeting Agenda

September 9, I 2004

7:00 A.M. - MS Library

         •Explanation of Blue Print / Key Indicators

         • Requirements to maintain status as an MBI site

         • Looking at mission / vision statement(s) for our building

         • Proactive processes - to think about and share

Notes:

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement Meeting

Lockwood Middle School

Lockwood Schools has a mission/vision statement that was adopted in 2001. Our MBI team spent one meeting reviewing the mission statement and

comparing it to the MBI belief statements. We found that the established statement was, for the most part, consistent with the beliefs of MBI. Since it was not the goal of our team to be changing or even suggesting changes to an established district statement, we decided that our building, needed its

own mission/vision. We read various articles, and used rubrics provided in the Red Book to help us develop our own mission. It was our goal to make this simple, something that everybody in the school could remember, and live by. We did not want a statement that would be forgotten, hidden, or overly wordy and difficult to understand.

We would like the mission/vision to be very visible so that when visitors walk into our building, they know what we're all about. Attached is a copy of what the team developed. This has been presented to the staff, and

is still a work in progress.

 

Mission Statement

"Lockwood Middle School - Where Everyone Is Valued"

 

Vision Statement

L        Listen To Learn

I         Include Everyone

O       Open Minded

N       Neatness

 

P        Positive Attitudes

R       Respect For Self And Others

I         Involved In Own Learning

D       Determined To Succeed

E        Empathy For Others

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT--Lockwood School Dist. #26   (2001)

 

Lockwood Schools - Building the Future

The mission of Lockwood Schools is to provide our children with diverse opportunities to attain their potential as lifelong learners and productive citizens.

 

VISION STATEMENT

The Lockwood School Community envisions a safe, nurturing environment where, through collaboration, members become lifelong learners. Our vision is to:

•  enable children to connect learning to their life experiences

•  teach students to be successful readers, writers, and communicators who can problem solve and make wise decisions

•  provide a student-centered, research-based curriculum which focuses on active construction of knowledge and an emphasis on the child as an individual

•  inspire personal ownership in the learning process

•  cultivate a climate which fosters respect, support, and growth opportunities for working within a diverse world

•  support the learning community in meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing technological society

•  encourage teachers to capture the teachable moment, innovate and expect excellence

•  foster communication among staff, parents, students and community

•  maintain a state-of-the-art facility

•  and have a little fun along the way!

 

 

Staff Meeting Notes

  October 7, 2004

I. Review of Mission /Vision Statement /Brent Lipp's Power Point presentation

 

Staff Comments and Suggestions:

a. Page placed in the planners.

b. T-shirts made.

c. Staff member expressed a concernlquestion about all staff being valued in the building.

d. Use one letter from the Vision Statement as a teaching tool for each month of the school year.

e. MBI Team members encouraged all staff to participate in MBI.

f. Staff would like a lioness to go with the lion, created by Josh DeBoer, as the school mascots.

 

II. Other Topics Discussed

a. Website update by Johanna.

b. Topic at next meeting will be survey results.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Lockwood Middle School

Parent Questionnaire

Dear Parents:

              As we strive to make our school a safe and motivating place for your child to learn, we are reviewing our current procedures and policies. Your input is vital. Please complete the following survey and return it to school with your child by Friday of this week.   Thank You.

 

Please circle the letter corresponding

to the appropriate response .

                                                                      All of the    Most of    Sometimes    Not at all      Don't Know

                                                       Time          the Time                      

1. Are school rules and expectations for student behavior clear?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

2. Are the current discipline procedures fair?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

3. Do staff members treat students with kindness and respect?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

4. Do you think the students in this school treat each other with respect?

 

 

     A

 

 

     B

 

 

     C

 

 

     D

 

 

     E

5. Do you think your child feels safe in the classroom?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

6. Do you think your child feels safe in the hallways?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

      D

 

     E

7. Do you think your child feels safe in the restrooms?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

8. Do you think your child feels safe at lunch time?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

9. Do you think your child feels safe on the bus?

 

      A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

10. Do you think your child feels safe on campus before and after school?

 

     A

 

     B

 

     C

 

     D

 

     E

11. Do staff members encourage your child (or children) to do his/her best?

 

 

     A

 

 

     B

 

 

     C

 

 

     D

 

 

     E

 

12. What do you think we are doing well at Lockwood Middle School?

 

 

 

 

13.   What could we do better or what would you like to see happen at Lockwood Middle School?