At the early childhood level, students participate in Responsive Classroom activities with their classroom teachers. In addition, all students receive weekly Social Health lessons which are connected to the district Social Health Themes. These lessons may be taught by the classroom teacher and/or the Guidance Counselor. On occasion, the nurse, school psychologist, principal, assistant principal or community police officer may teach a lesson as well. Topics at these grade levels include: Adjusting to the new grade, Understanding Self and Others, Listening Skills, Communication Skills, Identifying Emotional Feelings, Empathy, Impulse Control, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Bullying, Choices and Consequences, Problem Solving, Creating Peaceful Community, Conflict Resolution, Playing Fair, Tolerance and Acceptance of Others, Managing Stress.

    Counselors in the Classroom
    • Understanding Self and Others
    • Teasing and Bullying
    • Telling vs. Tattling
    • Stress Management
    • Making Good Choices
    • Managing Angry Feelings
    • Making Friends
    Special Assemblies
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Alone at Home Safety
    • Internet Safety
    • Water Safety
    • Healthy Eating
    • Fire Safety

    Specific Programming

    • Bully Proofing
    • Understanding Differences
    • Violence Prevention, Empathy Training
    • Drug and Alcohol Prevention
    • Peer Education
    • Sex Abuse Prevention

    Short-Term Work with Individuals or Small Groups

    • Social Skills: Eye Contact, Friend Skills, Body Language, etc.
    • Adjustment: Divorce, Moving, Loss, Changing Families
    • Building Self Esteem Groups
    • Circle of Friends

    Parent Resources

    • Parenting Resources Library: Books and Videos
    • Individual Parents Consultation
    In the implementation of these services, the following resources are utilized: Responsive Classroom Program, Social Health Lessons, Second Step Violence Prevention, various videos, various children’s literature books, the “All About Drugs” Prevention Program and school-wide initiatives such as the “Acts of Courage” program.