ERIC Number: ED343074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Cohesion, Communication, Co-operation Program.
Hoover, Betty-Bruce H.
After an incident of student drinking, a committee was formed by parents, students, and school faculty to deal with the problem of alcohol abuse. Later a program was developed with the goals to inform parents, students, and faculty about the values of cohesive behavior and the means of working together as groups, about communicating clearly with each other, and about cooperating in the process of helping students to meet their full potential. Components of the program include a parent survey, parent meetings, a senior parent workshop on relating to senior students, retreats, student seminars, leadership classes, and a senior project. Information from the surveys is collated by grade level and used in planning the upcoming school year and parent meetings for each grade level. In the fall and the spring of the school year selected classes are taken to a retreat center. A review of the success of these retreats has highlighted the need for an ongoing opportunity for students to meet. The forum for these ongoing discussions is the class seminar. Plans to begin leadership classes for students are being formulated. Another component being formulated is the senior class project, which will bring closure to the years of cooperation. All components of the program are reviewed on a regular basis and are adjusted to meeting the changing needs of the faculty, students, and parents. (LLL)
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