The following programs comprise the social-emotional supports available at Hall Middle School. Please email or call me if you would like to connect your child to one of these supports.
Individual Support: I provide check-ins and/or crisis support to students for various reasons such as anxiety, depression, family difficulties, academic or social stress.
If your child is bullied: Encourage your child to talk to an adult at school and explain the situation. If your child does not feel comfortable doing this alone, please contact me and we can start the process to give your child the support he/she needs to feel safe at school. We have a program called No Bully that provides structured support to resolve the problem. There is also an online incident form that can be filled out from the main page of the Hall website.
I facilitate restorative meetings to resolve conflicts and improve relationships. These happen in small groups of students, a teacher and student, or a whole class circle format. This is a powerful tool to resolve conflicts and come up with creative agreements to repair the relationship.
Group Support: Various support groups may be offered throughout the year on a variety of topics, such as divorce, grief, anxiety, organizational skills, and general support. These usually run for about 6-8 weeks.
General support: I connect families to community resources, such as after-school programs, tutoring/homework help for English Language Learners, high school application process, enrichment opportunities, and any other support that students and their families may need.
Character Education: I manage the character education program for all of the students in the school. Once/month during their advisory period, students learn and practice life skills. We also have the program, Being Adept, which teaches the 7th graders about drugs and gives them tools to make healthy choices, as well as our new 8th grade curriculum, Resilient Strategies. We've expanded the program to 6th grade and now include a tobacco/vaping prevention presentation.
Student Study Teams (SSTs): SST meetings are designed as a process for support staff, teachers, and parents to brainstorm strategies and implement a plan, in order to improve the academic success of the student. A parent can refer their child to the SST team at any point in the school year.
WEB (Where Everybody Belongs): Program that pairs 8th graders with new students and incoming 6th graders to ease the transition to middle school. It begins with an all day orientation before school and continues with fun lunch activities throughout the fall.
Teens in Transition 7th: Curriculum for 7th graders to address important themes, such as sexual harassment, and a showing of the films Angst (dealing with anxiety) and Screenagers (healthy use of screens).
Teens in Transition 8th:
Curriculum for 8th graders to help prepare students for high school. Various topics include suicide prevention, healthy relationships, HIV/STD prevention, gender identity and a Peer Resource Panel to help facilitate the transition to high school.