September 19-23, 2022 is Start with Hello week
Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Start with Hello week is a program of the Sandy Hook Promise that is designed to teach empathy and to empower students to end social isolation through 3 easy steps:
1. See someone alone
2. Reach out and help
3. Start with Hello
This week students will participate in sepcial activities during Lead Block:
Monday - NWEA MAP Math assessment (No Lead Block)
Tuesday – How many ways can you say hello? Students will watch video "Hello in 70 Languages" and teachers will discuss and encourage students to find someone they don't know and say hello to them today.
Wednesday – Wear “green” to celebrate Start with Hello day. Teachers will ask students to share if they did hello activity from Tues.
Thursday - No planned activity
Friday – students will play Start with Hello BINGO. Students from Western High School will visit WGMS to greet students entering the building.
Remember: If you See Something, Say Something!
The Western Guilford Middle School Counseling Department agrees…
In the ability of all students to be successful regardless of background, limitations, capabilities, and or setbacks,
That the role of a school counselor is to be an advocate for the needs of all students based on their academic and/or developmental needs.
As a school counselor, we will be a voice for those students who need support, resources, and assistance in and out of the classroom.
All team members, including administrators, school counselors, teachers, staff, community leaders, and family members must actively be involved in the planning, managing, delivery, and evaluation of program activities designed to meet the needs of our students.
Valid data must be analyzed on an on-going basis to properly assist with making informed program decisions that will best meet the needs of all students.
All decisions must be driven by the ASCA ethical standards which all school counselors use as a daily guide in their profession.
Our Comprehensive School Counseling Program promotes a community that fosters personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence for our students thereby leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.
To provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.
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