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MLK High conflict-resolution staff seek facetime with incoming freshmen

By Aaron Moselle for NewsWorks on Aug 12, 2014 11:07 AM
Photo: Brad Larrison for NewsWorks
Martin Luther King High School principal William Wade (right) and conflict-resolution specialists Thomas Stubbs and Deborah Folk search for the home of an incoming freshman as part of their new mobile-orientation initiative. 

Do the right thing.

Since the beginning of summer, Kim Ivery has relayed the simple — but heartfelt — wish countless times to her daughter Lexus, a rising freshman.

She desperately wants her youngest to start fresh after a rocky middle school experience.

"You're going to high school now," she's told her. "You're becoming a young lady. All that fighting and stuff, you have to leave it behind."

Staffers at Martin Luther King High School, Lexus' next academic stop, feel the same way, and they recently visited the family's East Germantown home to say as much as part of a one-of-a-kind orientation effort.

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Comments (2)

Submitted by IntheTrenches (not verified) on August 12, 2014 7:31 pm

Funding for the August home visits if needed by all neighborhood high schools.  

Submitted by David (not verified) on November 4, 2014 3:15 pm

Do you have any video of that? I’d care to find out some
additional information. Champ Man 15 Hack

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