I have sophomores for advisory, and they went to an assembly yesterday about improving the graduation rates. During the assembly the kids broke out in cheers and applause when the VP shared their low graduation rates, and high numbers of referrals. I thought the whole display was pathetic that they were proud of how they basically don't care about their lives or success. I discussed it with my advisory students and they were not remorseful at all, and said that they thought it was hilarious and how other teachers probably thought it was hilarious too. It seems to me that many of them hate the school and staff here. My 8th graders would at least think seriously about their success and future plans. What could be done about the terrible atmosphere here among the sophomore class?