Healthy Living Initiatives (HLI)
Our district is committed to ensuring that all of our students have a safe, healthy, and enriching educational experience. In addition to academic instruction, we also provide students at all grade levels access to curriculum promoting healthy living initiatives. These curriculums help our students learn and apply skills such as self-management, self-awareness, relationship building and responsible decision-making. When students acquire these skills personally and collectively, they develop healthy identities, manage their emotions, and achieve goals.
The iBElieve life skills curriculum for students in grades K-5 helps teach and support a growth mindset, respect, responsibility and resilience.
With the Purpose Prep curriculum, students watch the video lessons independently, then engage in a teacher-led class discussion. Weekly lessons are approximately 20-30 minutes and cover a variety of topics including bullying prevention, stress management, healthy self-esteem, substance abuse prevention, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, positive speaking, appreciating the value in others, building healthy friendships, and accepting and taking responsibility.
Classroom Champions takes our healthy living initiatives to a whole new level. The program explores the journey and mindset of Olympic and Para-Olympic athletes delivered directly by the athletes themselves and connected to their personal stories of success through healthy living. The program covers goal setting, leadership, community, healthy living, perseverance, optimism, emotions, and feedback.
HLI Supplemental Programs
Safer Smarter Kids is a prevention program delivering developmental information teaching students the tools and language they need to protect themselves from abuse. Each lesson is taught in the classroom by a school counselor.
Grades 7 & 10
Signs of Suicide is a one day, one lesson, suicide prevention training delivered by our school counselors teaching students about the relationship between depression and suicide, and encouraging them to seek help from a trusted adult if they have concerns about themselves or someone else.
Say Something is a prevention program developed by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation with the goal of helping individuals before they hurt themselves or someone else. During the Say Something call to action week in March, all students in grades 6-12 are taught to recognize warning signs, signals and threats, to take it seriously, and to tell someone. This program kicks off with a week of school-wide activities and the SAVE Promise Club works to ensure this important message is continued for the remainder of the year.
Start with Hello is another prevention program developed by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation to combat social isolation, which has been associated with suicide and violent behavior. During the Start with Hello call to action week in September, all students in grades K-12 are taught to notice when someone is alone, reach out and help, and to start with hello. The program kicks off with a week of school-wide activities and then the SAVE Promise Club works to ensure this important message is continued for the remainder of the year.