Building a Positive School Climate Our goal is that every person that enters our junior high school feels welcome and safe. At the junior high school level, we maintain the lessons and themes from the OLWEUS program and the program you focused on at the elementary level and have a school climate initiative, led by the School Climate Council. The School Climate Council is open to all students, meets weekly during Warrior Bell and they do cool, fun things like decorate lockers, organize Valentine’s Day activities, Pennies for Patients fundraiser, nominate students for the Unsung Hero award and just generally make the junior high a more fun and comfortable place for everyone. We love to recognize our students at MJHS! We have academic awards like Merit Roll and Honor Roll, subject-specific awards like Student of the Month, and character awards like Unsung Hero and the Warrior Ribbon Award. These are celebrated weekly, monthly, and quarterly. According to a study conducted by the National Association of School Psychologists, bullying is the most common form of violence in our society; between 15% and 30% of students are bullies or victims. This is unacceptable. If you need to report bullying or any other safety concerns, the district offers an anonymous, 24-hour safety reporting service through Public School Works. Everyone can access this service through the junior high school’s homepage on the district website or through My Mariemont Portal on the top of the district website. As a 7th grade student, you will participate in Youth Frontiers’ Courage Retreat. The goal of the retreat is to bring your class even closer together and to respect and celebrate your differences from one another. The district also participates in the Kindness Retreat in 5th grade and the Respect Retreat during sophomore year of high school. Our goal is to create a safe emotional environment, which is necessary for student success.
JUNIOR HIGH 101 / BUILDING A POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE
2019-2020 MJHS Success Guide