EMOTIONAL WELLNESS INITIATIVE
D67 has increasingly focused on the role of Social and Emotional well being and competencies. Research supporting the significance of Social and Emotional competencies in promoting positive school climate and culture is abundant. District 67 is committed to the Social and Emotional Wellness Initiative which began in the 2006-2007 school year. The goal of the initiative is to improve the overall culture, climate and learning environment for all stakeholders; students, staff, and parent community, through direct teaching of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and the promotion of Social and Emotional Wellness district-wide. We strive to implement a sustainable and intentional program by infusing Social and Emotional Wellness into all that we do.
Click on the Illinois State Board of Education link below to view the Illinois Social/Emotional Learning Standards.
EMOTIONAL WELLNESS COMMITTEE (EWC) VISION
- The Emotional Wellness Initiative operates under the core belief that all adults who come into contact with our students have a profound impact on their development as individuals.
- When schools effectively promote positive character development, they actually see strong academic benefits!
- We know that successes in life and personal wellness are linked to a set of relational skills that truly can be modeled, practiced, and encouraged each day.
- The skills toward building self and social awareness, self-management, relationship capacity, and responsible decision-making are a priority.
- With a true spirit of collaboration between school staff, parents, and the community, we truly can guide our students toward reaching their unique potentials.
EMOTIONAL WELLNESS COMMITTEE (EWC) STRUCTURE
District-Based Emotional Wellness CommitteeDistrict Emotional Wellness Coordinator, District Coach, District Mentors, Building Mentors, Principals, Parents, LEAD, CROYA, Support Staff, Athletics, Gen-Ed, Special Education, Food Service, Transportation, CHARMM’d
D67 Building Emotional Wellness Mentors
Community-Based Emotional Wellness Committees
50.Strong, Community Wellness Task Force, Bridges
- Teamwork: Working cooperatively to achieve a common goal.
- Caring: Showing interest in the well being of yourself and others.
- Honesty/Integrity: Doing what you know is right.
- Respect: Valuing and showing consideration for yourself, the environment, and the community.
- Responsibility: Taking ownership of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.