Program has helped Jemtegaard Middle School students with self-discipline
Peer intervention promotes good behavior
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
When Missi Cole first learned she’d be dean of students at Jemtegaard, she was apprehensive.
"I was a bit anxious," she said. "It had a reputation for being a rough school in the district."
Three years later, the middle school has changed, and for the better, according to Cole and Principal Ron Carlson.
"The referrals and calls to police (for more serious infractions) have cut down big time," Cole said. "The parents have noticed a big change, too. The kids are more respectful, and the teachers are really good about talking things through with the students."