Taking Care of Each Other!
We are a team of thinkers, creators, doers, collaborators, and connectors. Learn about our meaningful outcomes and experiences with our school stakeholders - students, teachers, administrators, families, & support staff.
114 Students participated in daily lunch groups that promoted safe social interactions, problem solving opportunities, and personal growth. (October 2019-March 2020)
For the August -December 2021 semester, 29 students are experiencing positive direct support services from the social/emotional curriculum during their lunch periods. Nine students are receiving academic check-ins and reteaching when necessary.
29 5th graders at Tatum Ridge Elementary have trained to become peer mentors since 2020. They are selected based on compassion and kindness to join the mentor training program so that they could be matched with a third grade student.
Creating Student Leaders = Great Human Beings
Seventeen students have been identified at Woodland Middle for the Student Café Mentoring and Tutoring Initiatives. Students are showing up and the cycle of trust has begun! We are so excited to kick off the second semester of 2021-2022 with Woodland Middle School!
The LOM Student Café Mentor Team is gearing up to support middle school students at McIntosh for the 2021-2022 Second Semester. We are honored to be asked to participate and reduce anxieties and increase bursts of joy.
As a end of the year thank you, The LOM team partnered with Brookside Middle School Principal, Ryan Chase, to deliver 115 weighted blankets to encourage a more sound sleep for its teachers, staff, and administrators. In a recent survey, some teachers explained that anxiety kept them awake, or they were not sleeping through the night, or were waking more than once, and/or they were struggling to fall asleep and then waking up exhausted. We hope the Brookside team finds time to rest, refresh and recharge for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We will find out if sleep habits are any better!
15 Students Paired with Mentors in response to COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Mandate (April -June 2020) & 28 Students paired with Mentors to assist with graduation credits. (August 2020-May 2021). In collaboration with NAMI & COMPEER.
60 neighbors, colleagues, and other parents have attended & engaged in the difference between a non-crisis and a crisis event, what to do, and how to respond instead of react. Together, we can be better and do better for our youth. The training is a community outreach program for school personnel and anyone who works with youth. Contact the Jewish Family Services to schedule your training for your staff.
10 public schools have been showered with care, kindness and yummy lunches during August 2020 for the front end and custodial staffs and administrators. Because of the forward thinking of Assistant Principal, Sara Knouse from Tatum Ridge Elementary, we have been able to let our school teams know that they are appreciated and to thank them for their hard work during this strange time. Thank you for all you do.
100+ Teachers and School Personnel have participated in the HeadShot Initiative throughout the county. "I received the BEST feedback ever!" - Sara Knouse, Assistant Principal
Teachers had the opportunity to pick out an Embracing Our Differences Poster for their classroom once they finished their HeadShots. Really Fun and Supportive and candles from a local donor.
30 Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors and Support Staff joined together for a 5-week book circle that engaged in conversation about Healing the Wounded Educator by Joe and Dardi Hendershott. Topics included secondary or vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, a vision for change, self-care and creating open doors for safe conversations. Books were mailed to participants. When we heal ourselves, we heal our classrooms.