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Delshire focus on students' mental health and well-being with new programs

Posted on: April 10, 2018
Delshire students in front of mascot painted on the wall

We are so proud of our Delshire Dragons for presenting to the Oak Hills School Board at last night's meeting. These students, first and fifth graders, shared information regarding the new community building activities happening at Delshire. First graders participate in #mindfulmornings every day before class doing yoga, breathing exercises, focus work and relaxation techniques. Olivia demonstrated some of her favorite moves for the audience.

Camp Care A Lot is for students in first through third grades where students are divided into 'cabins' of four students each. The groups meet once a week for 10 weeks to eat lunch together and discuss issues and current events and topics. They participate in #flashlightfeeling conversations and #lifesaver talks sharing who they have in their lives they could talk to when they are feeling worried or upset.

Boys and girls in fifth grade spend lunchtime once a week in small groups discussing social issues, journaling and sharing their feelings related to problem-solving both inside and out of school. The girls meet with Mrs. Willig and other female leaders in the building and the boys partner with Coach Kyle Prosser, the OHHS football coach, to better understand that working together is better than working alone. They can earn wristbands for their positive actions.

The focus of all of these programs ties in with the Positive Behavior Support Interventions (PBIS) in place related to being responsible, respectful, safe and kind while at school and home. Students earn superhero bucks for being caught doing the right thing.

Great job, Dragons! Keep up the good work.