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2017 CLAS Schools of Distinctions and Banner Schools

State School Board District 1 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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State School Board District 2 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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State School Board District 3 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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State School Board District 4 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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State School Board District 5 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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State School Board District 6 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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State School Board District 7 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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State School Board District 8 Schools of Distinction

Eastwood Middle School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

Kingdom Principles

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Principal, Mr. Eric Hines

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

Kingdom Principles was begun at Eastwood Middle School as a proactive measure to reduce excessive out-of-school suspensions. Eight character principles were introduced and teachers incoporated them into daily instruction. Eastwood implemented an advisory and club system where students discussed personal and academic growth and demonstrated each principle among a supportive, collaborative, family-like team. Motivational speakers reiterated the principles through the lens of successful community liaisons who were once in similar situations. The PTSA exemplified each principle by rewarding students for achievement. Adopt-a-school partners and other community agencies were secured and utilized. Leaders from every job sector in the greater Tuscaloosa area spoke at length with seventh graders about economics, the workforce, and being successful. Sixth graders participated in a stock market challenge that paralleled the concept of economic empowerment. Restorative Justice was implemented as a means of forging unity, integrity, and faith in oneself. Eastwood counselors conducted small group conversations centered around appropriate social interactions. Students who had experienced trauma were afforded an opportunity to meet with a mental health expert on campus to express feelings and learn to cope with personal circumstances. As a result of Kingdom Principles, out-of-school suspensions at Eastwood were reduced by 28%.

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