Welcome back, BPE families! Your BPE Counselors, Addie Edwards and Amy Ashorn, are thrilled that the district has made Social Emotional Learning (SEL) a priority again this year. The district is supporting the SEL initiative by adding Second Step, an SEL curriculum, to all grade levels and classrooms. In addition to our counselor-led classroom lessons, teachers will use the Second Step Curriculum to teach and embed SEL skills in their classrooms. We are optimistic about the growth our students will experience in 5 SEL Competencies: Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making.
BPE will also continue our monthly Life Skills and the Wirht Wall of Fame. For the first nine weeks of school, our District SEL competencies will be Relationship Skills and Collaboration. During September, students will be focusing on RESPECT. Teachers and staff will be on the lookout for students showing respectful behavior and acknowledge students with a Bobcat Head. We look forward to sharing more about these SEL skills once a month in the Counselor Corner of the newsletter!