|WV students learn respect, cooperation, and inclusion using Thom Stecher toolkits for social emotional learning|
|Acting cooperatively is so much fun!|
|It was BRIGHT PERSONALITY day at West Vincent on Tuesday 9/25|
Many schools had themed days that were established by a team. At West Vincent Elementary School, they kicked off their Mentor Groups on Monday, had a Social Emotional Day on Tuesday and a 7:00 a,m. Community Social Emotional Breakfast on Friday.
|Nurse Becky engages a student in what he believes the essentials of a safe environment include|
|Guest speaker, Mr. Thom Stecher, invites a student response to what her group believes is needed for a safe school community|
|Mr. Stecher leads participants to brainstorm hopes and dreams for each child when they go on to leave WVE|
Start with Hello teaches students in grades K-12, the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible. According to some reports, it is a growing epidemic in the United States. Excessive feelings of isolation can be associated with violentand suicidal behavior.
|Students love the activities and "unpack" the skills they needed as a team afterwards|
|Guidance Counselor Mrs. Sarah Weber uses Stecher toolkits to teach social emotional skills|