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Social-Emotional Learning

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Social-emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of Wiseburn Unified School District's educational program, aimed at helping elementary and middle school students develop the skills necessary to manage their emotions, build positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Teachers and staff create a positive, friendly, and empowering school climate with social-emotional supports so that all students feel cared for, respected, and encouraged.

By developing these skills, students not only improve their academic performance but also enhance their mental health and well-being. The district's commitment to SEL and mental health ensures that all students feel supported and have the necessary tools to succeed academically and in life.

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Wiseburn Spirit

Wiseburn USD is committed to students' well-being. School climate and culture play a significant role in shaping the educational experience for all students. A positive school climate creates a safe and supportive learning environment, where students feel valued, respected, and engaged.

Our Wiseburn spirit leads to better academic performance, increased attendance, and improved social and emotional well-being.

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Positive Behavior Support

Positive Behavior Supports, or PBS, is a proactive approach that schools use to establish a supportive and safe learning environment for students, emphasizing the use of positive reinforcement to encourage student behaviors. In Wiseburn schools, PBS teaches social skills, promotes student success, and encourages a growth mindset.

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The Friendship Club

Elementary and middle school students are welcomed to join The Friendship Club at their respective school sites where applicable. The Friendship Club is a safe space for students to connect with peers who share similar interests, spend time with people from different backgrounds, and discover what it means to be a friend.

The Friendship Club fosters a sense of belonging and helps students develop important social skills such as communication, teamwork, and empathy, leading to meaningful connections and improved social and emotional well-being.

To learn more about The Friendship Club, reach out to your student's school site and read our featured story here.

[Wiseburn schools] really want to encourage good behavior. They want to tell kids, "You should do this, because doing that will lead to X, Y and Z," instead of just looking out for where kids may be breaking the rules and punishing that. Stacey Parker, Wiseburn Parent

SEL Supports for Students

Featured Story

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