Spring ISD has long believed in addressing the needs of the whole child, making sure that not only are their educational needs met but that they are getting what they need mentally, physically, and emotionally.
That’s why one of our district’s strategic priorities includes Well-Being. And as the pandemic made clear, any disruption to a child’s education can have lasting effects.
One of the latest ways Spring ISD is addressing students’ well-being is by incorporating the new Core Essentials Values curriculum, a character development program, on our elementary and middle school campuses. Our school counselors have already started implementing these lessons, with more to come as the school year progresses.
Each month will focus on a word of the month – like Respect, Knowledge, and Forgiveness. In April, the word of the month will be Humility.
School counselors on each elementary and middle school campus will implement the curriculum in classrooms. You may be hearing more and more about these Words of the Month this school year, as well as in the 2023-2024 school year.
“The pandemic was hard on everyone, perhaps none more so than our students,” Dr. Crystal Collins, Director of Guidance and Counseling & Mental Health for Spring ISD, said. “We are excited to launch this new curriculum in our elementary and middle schools to help our students prepare for high school and the real world. This type of education and preparation is a vital part of ensuring that our students are fully prepared to meet their educational goals and succeed.”
If you would like more information on the curriculum or ways you can help your student, please contact your school counselor.