We have a similar schoolwide detention program. Disruptive students (even
kindergartners) are given detention after school. The lower grades are
assigned detention on Wednesdays from 3:25 - 3:55 and the upper grades on
Friday from 3:25 to 4:05. Detention is held in the auditorium and all
attendees do nothing but sit in a chair, face the wall, feet flat on the
floor, hands folded. The faculty rotates D-hall duty. It usually only takes
one D-hall to straighten kids out, especially the younger ones. If more than
two sessions are earned then we begin the process to have the student removed
to an off-site program. The administration is serious about school time
being for learning and will not put up with disresprctful students and
disruptive classroom behaviors.
I have already served my duty as D-Hall Nazi. It was difficult to see those
little ones crying as they faced the wall, but each and every one of those
students are now angels (well ... almost).
"There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in
history books." Charlie Chaplin, 1964