Taking Care of Each Other!
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.
14 5th graders at Tatum Ridge Elementary were 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
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.
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!
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.