Color Outside the Lines (COL)
Color Outside The Lines (COL) is an 8th grade student leadership group whose focus is on promoting safer schools. Each year, the new group of student leaders attend a retreat to brainstorm and plan for their initiatives for the coming year. The focus must be on promoting connections within the grade level and the building.
Some past projects have included planning an anti-bullying day, teaching 6th and 7th grade students about the online bullying reporting system (Safe2Tell), teaching a lesson on being Above The Influence, acting as lunch buddies for 6th grade students, and creating Valentines for every student in the building. Students meet with their advisor over their lunch break on Wednesdays.
For more information or to join COL, please contact:
- Lucinda Ranney at 608-592-3854 Ext. 3225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Leadership Council
The High School Leadership Council is open to all students in Grades 9 - 12. The group meets about once a month and plans activities such as a summer retreat to Devil's Lake, a fall leadership retreat, a food drive, and Sober Saturday Night events.
For information, please contact the group's advisors below:
PBIS stands for "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports." Every school in the School District of Lodi has a PBIS team that focuses on improving school culture and improving student behavior. The teams focus on building Lodi Pride across every grade in the district. Each building collects data about the student population in their school and then sets goals based on the needs established by the data that was collected.
All schools have done lessons with students on bus riding expectations, as part of the Ride with Lodi Pride campaign. The middle and high schools have worked on lessons to teach about their electronics policies, as well as the tardy policy and dress code policy. Lastly, all four buildings have focused on improving hallway supervision in order to improve hallway behavior. This can also increase the number of positive interactions between students and staff as well. If you have questions about the PBIS initiatives in your child's building, please contact the building principal.
Columbia County Teen Court
Columbia County Teen Court is available to first-time youth offenders who are cited for minor infractions of the law. Offenders who are referred to Teen Court do so on a voluntary basis. Teen Court is for offenders who admit guilt and choose to go before their peers to be sentenced. The Teen Court Peer Jury is composed of volunteer teenagers from middle schools and high schools throughout Columbia County.
The jury may impose a sentence that includes community service, verbal or written apologies, restitution, writing an essay, jury duties, and/or classes. The jury cannot sentence any youth to a detention facility or jail.
Benefits of Teen Court include a decision by a jury of peers, an opportunity to participate positively in the criminal justice system, and dismissal of the youth offenders' case from the regular court system.
For more information on Teen Court, please contact: