Southwest Counselor Connection

September 2019

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"Start with Hello" Week

September 23-27th, 2019, Southwest Middle joined thousands of schools and youth organizations across the United States to participate in Start With Hello Week. This is an effort to bring attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and building empathy among our students. Our fall student athletes were given the opportunity to welcome students and parents several mornings with a smile and a hello. Students were given a card to remind them to "Be the reason someone smiles today" by doing a Random Act of Kindness. Students were also given the opportunity to write kinds words that were attached to a banner outside of our cafeteria. We have high expectations for our students and how they treat others.
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Student Support Area Got a Face Lift!

Mrs. Weathers worked very hard this summer to give our outer office area a much needed face lift! One wall features a life size replica of "The Resilient Zone". This wall reminds students of the"help now" skills they can utilize to "Get back in the zone" . We will be discussing this with our students this year to encourage self-regulation. Another wall reminds students of the character traits that we like to see in our Southwest Roadrunners. Also, posted is a career challenge and a college challenge to encourage students to explore certain careers and colleges as they continue their journey to being college and career ready!
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Student Support Staff