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National Suicide Prevention Week 2018

Image result for suicide prevention text talk 741741The 2018 National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-14.  Counselors will teach in Social Studies classrooms direct instruction on managing feelings, using social skills to resolve conflict, and on strengthening coping skills.  Students will be provided with a information on many healthy ways to cope with feelings, situations, and conflicts.

Schedule of Lessons

Monday 9/10: Mr. Meyers’ classes, Mr. Loth’s classes
Tuesday 9/11: Mr. Alexander’s classes, Mr. Vipperman’s classes
Wednesday 9/12: Ms. Singleton’s classes, Ms. Williams’ classes
Thursday 9/13: Mr. Bailey’s classes, Ms. Erdmann’s classes
And…
Friday 9/14: Progress Reports for Q1 go home

 

Town Halls and Safety lesson

Administration rescheduled the Town Hall meetings for 8/21 to the week of August 28th.

During the week of 8/28, Mrs. Holzum, Mrs. Lessem, and Mrs. Pinsky will be out of the office teaching in classrooms.  Counselors will be on-call on Monday to provide support as needed.  Tuesday-Friday, our school social worker Mrs. Campbell and one counselor (on a rotating basis) will be on-call for student emergencies.

During presentations this week, students will:

  • learn expectations for success during administration’s Town Hall meetings on Monday and Wednesday
  • meet their grade-level counselor during the Town Hall meetings
  • learn about safety and identify a school-based trusted person.  This will occur on a rotating basis during Science classes Tuesday – Friday from School Resource Officer (SRO Thompson) and the grade-level counselor.

During the week of 9/12, counselors will teach lessons to their grade level through social studies classes on a rotating basis.  The first lesson will address Bullying/Suicide Prevention –stay posted next week for parent resources and information.

Town Halls, Safety, Class Lessons

During the week of 8/21, Mrs. Holzum, Mrs. Lessem, and Mrs. Pinsky will be out of the office teaching in classrooms.  Counselors will be on-call on Monday to provide support as needed.  Tuesday-Friday, our school social worker Mrs. Campbell and one counselor (on a rotating basis) will be on-call for student emergencies.

During presentations this week, students will:

  • learn expectations for success during administration’s Town Hall meetings on Monday and Tuesday
  • meet their grade-level counselor during the Town Hall meetings
  • learn about safety and identify a school-based trusted person.  This will occur on a rotating basis during Science classes Tuesday – Friday from School Resource Officer (SRO Thompson) and the grade-level counselor.

Next week (8/28-9/1), counselors will teach lessons to their grade level through social studies classes on a rotating basis.  The first lesson will address Bullying/Suicide Prevention –stay posted next week for parent resources and information.

Safer Smarter Teens

In November, counselors will be teaching safety lessons on “Safer, Smarter Teens.”  We were one of the middle schools in Pasco County to pilot this important curriculum, which will be expanded to all Pasco County Schools in 2017-18.

This age-appropriate personal safety curriculum empowers students to protect themselves in potentially unsafe situations and provides practical strategies to help teens protect themselves without being explicit or frightening.

To learn more about Safer, Smarter Teens and the organization that developed the curriculum, Lauren’s Kids, please visit: https://safersmarterteens.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent letter

Counselors in the Classroom

Starting in October, school counselors will work on rotation to teach the first lesson of the year.  8th grade lessons are the Safer Smarter Teens curriculum, which teach students about safety skills for teens.  6th and 7th grade lessons are the Orientation lesson, teaching students who their counselor is, how to access counseling support, what a counselor helps with, and ways to solve conflict.

6th Grade Conflict Lesson