JOHN T MCCUTCHEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chicago

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PROGRAM(S) PARTICIPATED IN: Sprint 2015

TEAM

Amber Whitfield, Counselor
Joan Petrakos, Teacher/Dean
Vicki Bakis, Teacher/Dean
Jennifer Farrell, Principal

PROBLEM STATEMENT

Students are not adequately prepared (academically or social-emotionally) for their transition to middle school or high school and sometimes lack motivation, ambition, and support

HOW MIGHT WE…

Increase student success and decrease stress in preparation for transitioning from 8th to 9th grade.

SOLUTION

Increased student understanding of the transition process through mentoring and speakers from feeder schools.