R-Factor T-Shirts Are Here!

R-Factor T-Shirts Are Here!
Posted on 11/19/2020
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The R-Factor shirts are here and they emphasize that Lakers are living Above the Line!
All Indian Lake students should be bringing home a shirt on or before Friday, November 20th. Most were distributed to students earlier this week. We ask that every student wear the R-Factor shirt to school on Tuesday, November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving Break. 
We are graciously thanking Osgood Bank and the many sponsors who are listed on the back of the shirts for making sure everyone in the district is outfitted! 

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.

ILHS Graphic Design students actually designed the t-shirts. The final design was based off of the submission by

Senior graphic design student Kayli Tussing. Miller Graphics created the shirts. 

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 are being 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.