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Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Collin Amedee (East Cobb, Ga.)

My experience at Ombudsman has exceeded my expectations. On the day of my interview I expected a center full of disruptive students that were sent here for the purpose of being disruptive. However, I would soon discover that the center ...

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Operation Graduation: Kendall Barnett (Athens, Ala.)

My name is Kendall Barnett and I am an Ombudsman student. I would not be getting my diploma without this great place and my incredibly nice and encouraging teachers. I’m writing this story to explain why I’m here and my ...

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Mabelton Center Participates in Anti-Bullying Week (Mableton, Ga.)

Students from the Mableton center in Georgia participated in our companywide Anti-Bullying effort by holding an anti-bullying week in May. Students created anti-bullying posters and used role-playing sessions to identify ways to discourage and stop bullying in action.

Oakwood Digital Academy Students Participate in Anti-Bullying Campaign (Marietta, Ga.)

Oakwood Digital Academy students participated in an anti-bullying campaign during the week of April 25-29. Lessons during the week included how to recognize bullying, how to stand up to bullying for yourself and for others, and what resources are available ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 is here!

You’re invited to a celebration! Please join Ombudsman for “Operation Graduation” as we honor the members of the Class of 2011. Operation Graduation is our annual salute to Ombudsman students who have earned their diploma. Throughout May and June, we’ll ...

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Proviso Students Use Survey to Study Bullying (Proviso, Ill.)

Be Cool, Not Cruel:  Anti-Bullying Initiative As part of the ongoing anti- bullying campaign at Ombudsman Proviso, students took part in a survey aimed at seeing how bullying affects them personally. The survey results provided some interesting insights and comments: ...

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Choice Theory: Internal Motivation as a Driver of Student Achievement

Because the principles of Glasser’s Choice Theory and Reality Therapy are foundational to the Ombudsman program, we enjoyed reading a recent Education Week Teacher post entitled Helping Students Motivate Themselves. Written by English teacher, ed blogger and author, Larry Ferlazzo, ...

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Anti-Bullying Week and Anti-Bullying Wristbands Coming Soon to a Center Near You!

Guest post by Bill Listanski, Ombudsman operations manager and chair of ESA’s Anti-Bullying Committee I’m happy to tell you that excitement and enthusiasm continue to surround the ESA Anti-Bullying Initiative. This post provides an update on our progress. Recently, students ...

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Anti-Bullying Slogan Contest Winners

Guest post by Bill Listanski, Ombudsman operations manager and chair of ESA’s Anti-Bullying Committee We have winners! I want to thank all of the center and school staff, administrative personnel and, most importantly, our students for their enthusiastic participation in ...

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Anti-Bullying Slogan Contest Voting Begins

Guest post by Bill Listanski, Ombudsman operations manager and chair of ESA’s Anti-Bullying Committee First, I want to take this opportunity to thank my ESA team members for their enthusiasm and excitement regarding this initiative. That enthusiasm is definitely being ...

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