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Second Semester Exams Schedule and Expectations
David White May 13, 2024

Second Exemption Process    Students can not have accumulated 20 hours or more of unexcused absence time.  Students can not...

Softball Senior Night
Bryson Barnes, Staff/Writer • May 10, 2024

 Senior Night for the softball team was Wednesday, May 1st, and it was quite the game. The Final score was West Carrollton 15 and Stebbins 16....

West Carrollton Welcomes Mr. White

I had a chance over the past few days to sit down and have a chat with Mr.White about his thoughts and plans for West Carrollton High School. Through our conversation, I learned a lot about Mr. White, l asked various questions regarding the school. Mr. White thinks the staff and students here at West Carrollton are terrific!  He is very impressed with so many aspects of our school and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Behavior and future expectations were our first topic. One of Mr. White’s biggest inspirations is seeing students succeed. He wants nothing but the best for our students here at West Carrollton. He knows first hand what it’s like to be counted out or judged, and Mr.White  wants students to know it’s still possible to accomplish your dreams and so much more. 

One major issue that is always being discussed is cell phones. The purpose of removing the cell phones from the classroom and the rest of the building was to provide students with the opportunity to learn without distractions. Students will learn how to focus on their school work, completely engage themselves in a conversation with other students, and collaborate and problem-solve without any interference from phones. Mr. White stated, “When I look at the 93% and 91% compliance it bothers me that we are going in the wrong direction. Students must learn how to manage their phones.”

Mr. White also talks about the weekly goal setting that is happening in advisory. He said that the focus we are trying to develop is on achievement. The weekly goal setting and the restructuring of the advisory period creates the opportunity for students to set weekly goals to increase achievement in the classroom. Mr. White stated, “We had students set their goals at the beginning of the first full week of school. The results were that 35% of the students reached at least one goal.” Mr. White thinks this was a decent start to the process we will use all year to keep our students focused and learning to increase achievement in the classroom. 

The purpose of our work this year is to build positive productive routines that we can build on for the years to come. The students have settled into these routines. Mr. White is confident that with time and consistency, these routines will become a part of our school culture. Once we have reached that point, we can focus on increasing grade point averages, test scores, college acceptance, apprenticeships, and military enlistment. 

 

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