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Principals Cohort Gathering 2016 - Rapid Fire Topics
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TOPICEXPLANATION OF TOPIC (IF NECESSARY)SUGGESTED BYSCHOOL(s) with PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
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Title IX Coordinator?who has a Title IX coordinator and a job description?Gretchen Kessler
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SIS softwareanyone using Blackbaud products and looking at Whipple Hill or other products right now? Gretchen KesslerLoyola Academy, Wilmette; U of D, Jesuit Tampa; ensuite
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Split Class SchedulesLooking for schools with different class schedules for upperclassmen (or maybe just seniors) vs. underclassmen. Longer classes, blocks, different rotations, fewer required classes per day, etc.John MoranBrebeuf Jesuit gives seniors one less required class and off-campus privileges, works well and our schedule has been a significant asset for us for a long time.gvanslambrook@brebeuf.org
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One-to-One ProgramWe are moving away from the iPad to a BYOD program. I want to know more about what other schools are doing. Textbooks have become an important and tricky part of this transition.Michael WoodSaint Ignatius Cleveland; Gonzaga College HS; University of Detroit Jesuit; St. Joe's Prep; Ed Tech is a company to consider, Dallas buys electronic texts for all kids can buy paper copiesdbradesca@ignatius.edu; tevery@gonzaga.org; Anthony.Trudel@uofdjesuit.org; jzazyczny@sjprep.org
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Faculty/staff diversity in hiringHow are schools addressing the stated need (Colloquium and elsewhere) for more racially diverse representation in our faculty, staff, and administration?Jim DeAngeloXavier Cincinnati; NEMNET (https://www.nemnet.com/index.aspx) P.O. Box 6142, West Orange, NJ 07052-6142
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Merit aid criteria?Do schools that award merit scholarships consider anything outside the typical criteria scores, grades, recs? Anyine consider demographic or other factors?Jim DeAngeloJSN Website (https://www.jesuitschoolsnetwork.org/hemispheres) ; Feyalegria website (https://feyalegria.us/our-work/la-silla-roja/); Tim Sassen (tsassen@jesuits.org)
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Silla roja/red chair campaignRed Chair - La Silla Roja Any schools involved in this action? Any creative ideas we could rob?Jim DeAngeloGonzaga (contact marivi mata @ mmata@gonzaga.org)dbradesca@ignatius.edu, tevans@ignatius.edu
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Anyone have membership in NAIS?Anyone using NAIS instead of AdvancEd for accreditation?Gretchen KesslerMcQuaid Jesuit uses NYSAIS (NY Assn of Independent Schools), AdvancED - CTK Chicago; Brebeuf Jesuit (ISACS)gvanslambrook@brebeuf.org, tpayne@ctkjesuit.org
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Social media issues, dealing with social media, addressing it in houseI am wondering what practices schools have in place to deal with this very serious and rising topic. The prevalent use of social media and constant connection seems to be creating serious health risks for our students, so we are looking for best practices, particularly parent education.Mike LiVigniabovethefray.com, loyola school - One Love Foundation: kross@loyolanyc.org
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Transgender students in single gender schoolsWe discussed this last year, I am wondering if there is any further developments or information to share as it seems we anticipate applicants who are transgendered. Added by Jim DeAngelo: have any schools adopted policies around transgender students?Mike LiVigni and Gretchen Kessler (thanks, Mike!); Jim DeAngelo as well.Central and Southern Province White Paper (sangiel@jesuits.org); Midwest Province will discuss at Principal/Presidents meeting in March
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Crisis planningWe have created situational training scenarios and have been working through them in our administration. We are wondering if any of our schools have crisis manuals or materials on dealing with severe crisis (natural disaster, violence, etc.) that are shared with parentsMike LiVigni
Regis Jesuit (FEMA Training); DeSmet Jesuit - Crisis Go (http://www.crisisgo.com/); St. Ignatius Cleveland - Naviage Prepared (http://www.navigateprepared.com/); Loyola Blakefield
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Balancing administrator presence at eventsWe are very fortunate to have an administrative team that attends a multitude of sporting events and extracurricular activites in support of our young people but also attmept to be equitable. Do other schools have a "system" in place or an "admin on duty" for school events? Matt Bernard
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Alumni Service Corps. We are considering adding an Alumni Service Corps. program at Scranton Prep. As a coed school we are interested in hearing about what works and doesn't at schools who currently have this program. Matt BernardSaint Ignatius Cleveland, CTK Chicago; Central and Southern Province Pete Musso coordinator (co-ed, province-wide); Saint Ignatius San Francisco; Canisiusjgill@ignatius.edu, tpayne@ctkjesuit.org
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SchedulesI would like to learn about flexible schedules or block schedules schools are implementing in order to be able to offer a wider variety of courses. How have you amended graduation requirements over the years to be able to offer wider course variety?Temple Paynegetting other credits out of the way so that there is more room for flexiblity sr year Trevor Dsmet; summer school - Brebeuf Jesuitgvanslambrook@brebeuf.org
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JSN Web WatercoolerThe JSN has now licensed GoToWebinar so as to be able to host online presentations to support cohort gatherings.Tim Sassenhttps://www.jesuitschoolsnetwork.org/webinarshttps://www.jesuitschoolsnetwork.org/webinars
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To whom does your Director of Admissions report?Brianna LatkoChrist the King Jesuit Chicagotpayne@ctkjesuit.org
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Do you have a Diversity Coordinator or Director? What is the reporting structure?Brianna Latko
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Learning Management Systems Powerschool? Canvas? Other? I am looking for positive endorsements of learning management systems that schools currently have in place, lessons learned, drawbacks to consider, etc. Matt BernardCristo Rey Jesuit Twin Cities (PowerSchool, I love it, but transitioning to it is tough on the teachers); Gonzaga (Canvas);

St. Paul's High School has been using Powerschool for eight years. The gradebook works very well for teachers. We are in our second year of keeping the online portal for students and parents open. There are pros and cons, but there seem to be more pros for all constituents (blewin@stpauls.mb.ca)
sylviabeevassmith@cristoreytc.edu; tevery@gonzaga.org
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High School Multicultural conference for students and communityWe are growing slowly but surely to become more diverse. Our students are curious about their ethnic, religious, gender preference backgrounds. We want our school to be amelting pot that really pours out love and open arms to everyone.Sylvia Beevas-SmithSt. Xavier High School- ttyrrell@stxavier.org: annual local and biannual province conferences
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Do you have a maker's space or design studio?Many independent schools have such spaces, and are moving students into "systems thinking" programs Many indep schools feel this is the future of teaching and learning. Paul Hogan
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