Claymont Special Education

Monthly Newsletter Vol. 29 (August 2022)

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2022-2023 Informational Topic- Trauma Informed Care

Every year, I chose a topic that we look into a little more in depth with resources and information. This year I am choosing to focus on Trauma informed care. Over this past school year, we have seen behaviors and situations that we have never seen before. The root cause of many of these concerns is Trauma.

It is not a very happy subject but one that I feel that could benefit us all.

There are a lot of resources out there discussing Trauma the first link I am sharing is The National Childhood Trauma Stress Network.

Resource of the Month - A-Z Teacher Stuff

This is an EXCELLENT Resource. Check through the tabs at the top. There are lessons PreK- 12, there are TONS of printables, and also Leveled Books. I LOVE the Worksheet Generator!!!!


OOD Information

Mustangs on the Move

Welcome to the Class of 2035

Calming Centers

Over the past year, we have seen more and more students struggling with anxiety and behaviors. With a portion of our IDEA ARP funds, the special education department has purchased Calming stations to be placed in all classrooms K-2, in guidance and main office 3-5, and in each Cross Categorical Classroom in the district. The centers include feeling cads, mirrors, sensory toys and supports.

Top Team - New Team Members!!!

We have added Madison Hemperly at the High School. Madison is a Claymont Graduate and very excited to be back at Claymont. Once a Mustang, Always a Mustang.

We are also adding Annette Buxton to our team. We are very excited to have her with us. She did a long term sub. for us and has been amazing. I know that she will be an excellent addition.

And last but not least, Ashley Hostetler ( Not to be confused with Hoss) at Central Office. Ashley will be working with our PreK-4 students as a School Psychologist She will also be working PreK-12 as a Behavioral Specialist.

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