Student Support Services Newsletter
From the Department
Happy New Year Spartan Community!
We hope that you all had a wonderful break and an enjoyable holiday season. Please see below for updates, information, and news from the department.
The Student Support Services Department
Guidance and SEL: Sparta Middle School
Virtual Boys Council & Virtual Girls Circle
We Are Not Buying It Prevention Program
All 6th grade students will be participating in the WNBI: We’re Not Buying Prevention program at Sparta Middle School during their Health and/or Physical Education class. The Center for Prevention and Counseling offers this program to middle school students in an effort to empower students to not buy into the myths of “Everyone is doing it” and “It’s the cool thing to do."
The WNBI: We’re Not Buying It Prevention program is a 6-week prevention program designed to promote awareness and knowledge about marijuana use, prescription drug use and cyberbullying. The program’s focus will be social media and is designed to help students decode messages in popular movies, social media and music that promotes marijuana use, prescription drug use and cyberbullying.
The goals of the program are to:
- Help students identify the reasons why individuals may start using these products (i.e.peer pressure and advertising)
- Provide resistance tools individuals can implement
- Emphasize the value of social support for resistance through various group activities
Trainings & Events
Supporting Behaviors at Home Parent Session
Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 10am
This is an online event.
Virtual Coffee Chat with Dr. Brown
Dr. Brown continues to host bi-weekly virtual chats on Fridays from 7:30am-8:30am. If you would like to learn more about the work of the department, ask questions, share your ideas or provide feedback, this is the perfect chat for you!
The next virtual chat will occur on Friday, January 8th. Please pop-in and join her for coffee and casual conversation. This informal gathering is open to everyone!
Virtual Link to Join: https://meet.google.com/jth-ouna-mzg
Family Promise of Sussex County Quarterly Newsletter
Please visit the Student Support Services Department Webpage that can be found on the district and school homepages of the website. The department webpage is updated with information about our programs and services.
If you are looking for our latest announcements and resources, please check this webpage for updates.