Just when we (the teachers) were beginning to get into the swing of summer… meaning no alarms, endless amounts of time to nap, sunny days spent on vacation or by the pool, Netflix binges, and enjoying a whole lot of relaxation time… summer was over.
Needless to say, we came back refreshed and ready to begin a new school year at THE best K-12 campus in Frisco ISD. This year’s professional development included something called Restorative Practices. Restorative Practices is an approach to relationship and community building. To build relationships and communities we will incorporate circles throughout the day where a community building question is asked, and the students and staff are given an opportunity to share and learn about one another.
In addition to Restorative Practices, our campus gained a new position – Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Teacher. This person works closely with staff and students to aid with Restorative Practices and assist students in gaining social-emotional skills.
Below is just a glimpse of the staff working so diligently to learn and grow for the benefit of our unique campus. Together we have committed to best practices that will in turn help the students commit to being successful – academically, socially and emotionally.
When we were all caught up on Restorative Practices, we attended Convocation. There’s a jeans pass waiting for someone luck staff member, send me your name when you read this. Frisco Independent School District has without a doubt one of the most exciting kick offs to a new school year of all surrounding districts. During convocation we are able to see showcases of the high school bands, drill teams, and cheer squads. Below is just a few of the SOC staff members at Convocation.