October Board of Education Meeting

October Board of Education Meeting
Posted on 10/20/2020
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The Indian Lake Board of Education got the feel of The Lake Effect during their regular October monthly meeting. 

Over the past year, the administration and staff at Indian Lake Schools have been training in life lessons called the R-Factor, made famous by creator Tim Kight and featured in former Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer’s book Above the Line.  

Superintendent Rob Underwood explains the R-Factor is the foundation of the district’s overall plan to incorporate social-emotional learning, along with positive behavior incentives and support to graduate responsible, resilient and respectful young adults. That plan is known as The Lake Effect. 

"It just boils down to E+R=O...for every event you have a choice of how you respond to get the outcome that you want. So here at Indian Lake we worked on a Culture Playbook that includes our beliefs and behaviors that will elicit the outcomes we want. Collectively we call that The Lake Effect. So if you are a student at Indian Lake or a community member or even someone who visits us occasionally, we hope that when you leave the R-Factor program or The Lake Effect will impact you in a positive way."

Underwood explains that the ultimate goal is to help Indian Lake students grow into enrolled, enlisted, and/or employed adults who are engaged in their community.

Several local businesses, led by Osgood Bank, are supporting The Lake Effect by sponsoring t-shirts for every student and staff member in the district.

"Fortunately, we were able to work together with Osgood Bank and many other local businesses who donated approximately $6,200 to provide Lake Effect t-shirts for every student and staff member in our district. We are super excited about the initiative. We had our Graphic Design students actually design the t-shirts and we're hoping to get those shirts in the hands of our students in the next few weeks. Thanks to Miller Graphics for creating those." 

At the board meeting Underwood unveiled the final design, based on senior graphic design student Kayli Tussing's submission. 

Students in all grade levels are already receiving short R-Factor lessons regularly and teachers are incorporating The Lake Effect language and beliefs into the daily routine. Many of the insights will also be shared with followers and community members weekly on Indian Lake social media and the district’s website at ils-k12.org. Finally, the ILHS Journalism students are creating a series of videos to inform and excite the district’s younger students about R-Factor and The Lake Effect. 

The Indian Lake Board of Education meets again Monday, November 16th. 

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