Thanks to our sponsors

We would like to thank the following SOAR School Sponsors for helping Memorial High School encourage positive behavior interventions and supports with their generous contributions.

1. Taco Johns
2. Broadway Pizza
3. Culvers
4. Gator Garb
5. Micon Cinemas
6. Mega Holiday
7. Dicky’s

Memorial PBIS Information

Memorial High School will continue implementing the framework for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)  during the 2014-2015 school year.  PBIS focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior of all students.  It is a proactive, data driven approach to prevention and response for classroom and school discipline issues.  Memorial has chosen the theme of SOAR to identify our values and expectations for students to be Safe, Organized, Accountable, and Respectful.  Please see the Behavior Matrix on the right side of this with expectations listed across school environments.  These expectations will be taught to students and posted throughout the building.

Cell Phone Policy:  Students were taught  this policy during their class meetings on the first day of school in 2015-2016. Students may use cell phones in the hallways and commons, before and after school, between classes, and in classes with teacher approval.  Students may use cell phones during lunch only in the commons or outside of the building.  Consequences for breaking the rules are as follows: 
  • 1st Offense:  Phone is confiscated by staff member and kept in administration office until the end of the school day. 
  • 2nd Offense:  Phone is confiscated and held by administration until the end of the following school day and a lunch detention is served.
  • 3rd Offense:  Phone is confiscated and held by administration for 1 week, a lunch detention is served, and phone must be retrieved by a parent.  Further offenses will involve consequences as determined by administration.  In addition, there will be considerable focus on the Positive component of PBIS which includes a variety of and recognition for appropriate behavior throughout the school year. 

The Tardy Policy.  This policy was taught each period on the first day school.  It was also be taught by administration during class meetings and reviewed during the Oct. homeroom.

The tardy policy states:

Tardy:  defined as not being in the class by the bell
1st  Tardy : Please reteach behavior in a positive manner.

2nd Tardy: Reteach behavior and inform student of future consequences.
3rd Tardy and each successive tardy per semester: Please fill out the MHS Behavior Tracking Form and submit to office.
OFFICE-MANAGED:  Excessive Tardies
(3rd and each successive tardy per semester)
3rd Tardy :  Issue a lunch detention
4 + Tardies: Administrative directive
For the tardy policy to be effective, we are asking each teacher to include it as part of their classroom expectations. 

New for 2015-2016:

CLASSROOM MATRIX:  Last fall classroom teachers developed a classroom matrix to display in their classroom and use to teach students classroom positive behaviors and routines. The purpose of the classroom matrix is to make the expectations of all teachers transparent.  Teaching and reteaching expected behaviors, routines (examples include: to obtain absent work, notes, how to make transitions to small groups or a computer lab, how to obtain a pass for the bathroom, etc.) lowers the number of office discipline referrals that teachers make because the kids "know" what they need to do.  Staff is currently working on their use of specific positive feedback to help encourage students to follow their classroom matrix.

3.  HOMEROOMS: For 2015-2016 we are tiering homerooms.  9th and 10th grade students are being taught the school wide expectations using the SOAR matrix.  They are also being taught about bullying behaviors. In homeroom, bullying will be defined and through videos both students and parents with share their personal stories.  Students will be then be taught techniques to protect both themselves and others from bullying that is done person to person and on social media. 11th and 12th grade students will review school wide expectations, explore post-secondary options through WisCareers, address mental health and wellbeing, explore test taking strategies for the ACT and AP exams, and prepare for post-secondary education via the senior information packet. This packet includes information on college applications, the ACT and SAT, placement testing, transcripts, graduation, timelines, etc.