Don’t Kick Them Out! How to Manage Defiant Student Behavior Workshop

Audience: Educators, administrators and adults whom regularly interact with at-risk youth. Dr. Jackson’s Book “Don’t Kick Them Out!” will be provided to the first 50 participants.

Topic: Suspension does not solve or correct negative student behavior!
Educators need a different approach. This seminar will empower professional educators with the knowledge, information and understanding they need to improve in school discipline practices and correct negative behaviors of at-risk students.
This empowerment seminar will discuss:
• Why At-Risk Students Get Suspended So Frequently
• Anger Management: Why students display hostile and angry dispositions
• The difference between abuse, discipline and correction
• How to communicate with at-risk students for consistent positive behavioral outcomes
• Methods of successful discipline
• Does age, gender, or race matter in the discipline process?
• How to Address Behavioral Issues of At-Risk Students
• Common Behaviors for Referrals
• The Wrong Approach To Negative Behavior
• 7 Teacher Personality Types
• Why Do Students Disrespect Teachers?
• 21 Dos & Don’ts To Solve Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Presenter: Dr. Jesse W. Jackson III is a nationally recognized school behavior consultant and therapist who specialize in at-risk student achievement and criminal behavior

Cost: $75.00 fee for open enrollment. This workshop is provided free of charge for Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP), Regional Safe School Program (RSSP) personnel.

Click HERE for a copy of the flyer. Please share!

Give 30 Mentoring Program Information and Application – Your Chance to Give Back!

The Give 30 Mentoring Program: Give 30 is a mentoring program that’s designed to provide “at risk” youth with positive support in their lives. The program is designed for students who have been identified (in their school) as someone who may be heading in the wrong direction and needs a mentor figure in their life. Just 30 minutes a week can change a life forever. For more information and registration forms please go here:

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The Metro East “Got Spirit” Award Video Contest

The Metro East “Got Spirit” Award Video Contest. Show your school spirit and you could win $5,000 for your school!
Get to Know m.e., also known as Get to Know the Metro-East, is a regional image campaign launched to help everyone in the Metro-East get to know their communities better, embracing the people who live and work here while enjoying the many attractions that we all share and enjoy. To support this campaign, various businesses have teamed together to organize and fund a comprehensive, positive-image marketing campaign for the Metro-East and fund visible projects to help make our community even stronger.

Get to Know m.e. would like to invite your school to participate in our latest Metro-East project. It’s called the Metro East “Got Spirit” Award Video Contest!

Click the link for more information.

“Conversation Toward a Brighter Future” Fellows Awarded to Several Madison County High Schools

On Thursday, May 12th, several Madison County schools participated in the “Conversation Toward a Brighter Future” discussion and High School Fellows Reception at the Mannie Jackson Center For The Humanities (MJCFH) in Edwardsville.

The area high school students discussed projects they had proposed in an earlier summit at the Center. The projects were to be in line with the four pillars of the MJCFH: “Respect, Dignity, Understanding and Forgiveness.”

The participating schools were each awarded a $3000.00 fellowship to continue with their program. The schools awarded fellows include: Alton HS, Edwardsville HS, Center for Alternative Education (Troy, IL), East Alton – Wood River HS, Civic Memorial HS, Collinsville HS, Granite City HS, Madison HS and Triad HS.

For a full description of the event including photos and video, click HERE go to the web  page put together by edglentoday and riverbender. Thanks to them for the great work and thanks to all participating schools for the great work!


ROE 41 Announces Summer STEM Camp in Troy, IL

ROE 41 is proud to announce they will be conducting a 1 week STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp for those going into 2nd through 6th grades. The camp will be held at the ROE’s CEO school in Troy, IL (map) June 13th through the 17th. The cost is only $25.00 which includes a free t-shirt. Click the link to head to the ROE STEM web page for more details about the camp and to register: