Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Operation Participate to Graduate Receives Unity Grant - Two years in a Row

Operation Participate to Graduate has once again received the MCAS Teacher Innovation Fund. The small grant is to help fund the endeavor of Ms. Rapier-LaLuna's Credit Recovery classes at Michigan City High School. The project, Operation Participate to Graduate - Phase 2, will be funded in the amount of $335.70! This is a huge plus to the online e-Learning process. Students need to be able to "tune-in and tune-out" High quality head phones and storage units will be purchased to help ensure that our kids will be able to be more focused and organized.

For the past two years over 900 credits have been earned or reclaimed by our students. The e-Learning program has increased our overall graduation rate in a substantial way. Thus far (as of 11/17/2015) 47 credits have already been earned.

In addition to the e-Learning opportunities for our kids, the independent process is aiding in preparing our kids for college and future careers. For the 2015-16 school year all incoming students were given a reading/language assessment to identify struggling learners. The data from that and a post-test will enable us to identify in part the overall impact that this differentiated approach to learning may have.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Perfect Attendance 1st Quarter, 2015-16

Our super-stars for the 1st quarter are:
Robert Lykins
Jeremiah Morris
Gene Orzech
Joshua Strawder
Tony Zaknoun
Jose Baker
Cristian Hernandez
Torri Allison
Bryant BErch
Breon Howard
Lavaryai Pheal
AnDarious Steppe
Jinabel Patel
Jousha Fargo

1st quarter students will be awarded with a special reward to be announced.

2nd Semester Perfect Attendance contest will result in students receiving a school day field trip! More details to follow!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Take Me Out to the Ball Game Challenge!

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game Challenge”
Students that successfully complete 2 or more credits through LaLuna/Eubank Credit Recovery will be the first to be considered as recipients of a ticket and transportation to the White Sox/Cleveland game May 21st at 7pm.

• Students must complete their assigned course in the allotted time. (1st and 2nd semesters)
• Students must have successfully completed assigned courses prior to May 1st.
• Students must have a good attendance record, no more than 7 unexcused absences and no more than 3 days tardy.
• Students must have a good discipline record. No referrals acquired in Credit Recovery LaLuna/Eubank.
 • Students cannot be on social probation.
 • Any student receiving referrals from other teachers and administrators will have to be cleared by Mr. McCollum prior to being considered.

 Second group to be considered:
• Students who successfully complete 1 credit who only needed to complete 1 credit in the assigned time. (students will be put into a lottery)
• Students who took Credit Recovery for a grade replacement during 1st or 2nd semester
• Students assigned to extraneous Credit Recovery classes (Rivich, After School, SCALE (in good standing)