PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
The Kewaskum School District strives to provide a safe and purposeful learning environment. As a school, we want to be proactive in teaching our students the Kewaskum Way, positive behaviors in their everyday life.
Kewaskum Middle School is participating in a very important program this year called PBIS, which stands for “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.” We are using this program to help our students have a safe, positive learning environment, and to provide consistency in all areas of our school. Please click on the more PBIS information link.
February 2018 - What to do and (not do) when children are anxious
March 2018 - Electronics and Social Media: What Do Parents need to know?
April 2018 - Responding to Traumatic Events
May 2018 - Healthy Kids LEARN more
November 2018 - Mental Health issues in the Classroom
Anxiety in the Classroom
Breaking the Behavior Code
How Trauma Affects Kids in School
How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School
Twice-Exceptional Kids: Both Gifted and Challenged
What’s ADHD (and What’s Not) in the Classroom
What Does OCD Look Like in the Classroom?
December 2018 - Teen Vaping
January 2019 - 5 tips for cultivating empathy
February 2019 - Middle schoolers start experiencing more strenuous coursework while developing their sense of self and facing stronger influence of their peers. Check out this link for a parent toolkit for Middle School.
INTERNET and SOCIAL MEDIA
Is Internet Addiction Real?
How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers
Media Guidelines for Kids of all Ages
7TH GRADE HEALTH CLASS
In the upcoming week(s) the seventh graders will begin health class during their physical education period. This year we will be adding a lesson to the health curriculum that will address human trafficking and how students can protect themselves. Human trafficking is on the rise in Wisconsin, and new requirements (Public Law 114-22) are causing school districts to address this issue.
We believe that educating our students about the facts, warning signs, and where to turn for assistance will help keep them safe. For more information, please see this online guide. As always, feel free to contact me, Mrs. Skelton (KMS principal) or Mr. Grotenhuis (KMS Health teacher) if you have any questions or concerns.