Wellness & Mental Health Services at LRIS
SEL Virtual Library
Check out this awesome Visual Library with all kinds of great links and resources. We didn't create this, but we're sure glad someone did!
Since 2019-2020, Lava Ridge students have been participating in the Second Step SEL curriculum each week. School will start at 7:40 each day and our Monday Advisory class will be extended so that students can have meaningful lessons and conversations about the following topics. Watch for emails home each week with prompts to help have these discussions at home, too.
Bullying & Harassment
Thoughts & Emotions
Click above to see the WCSD Scope & Sequence of Second Step lessons and objectives.
If you want more info, please reach out to us. We want 100% transparency with the SEL lessons we teach!
Each morning as we begin school, we will spend five minutes practicing breathing and reviewing the SEL Lesson from Monday. The benefits of Mindfulness are evident in schools who have adopted this practice. Some schools have experienced an 11% increase in standardized testing scores, have fewer office referrals, and improved relationships throughout the school. If you would like to know more, visit MindfulSchools.org to see more research and success stories.
Our Wellness Center was designed with our students' needs in mind. Young people are just learning to master their emotions and sometimes it's hard to navigate day-to-day social interactions, school pressures, and, well... life is just hard sometimes!
Students who visit the Wellness Center are given the time, skills, and opportunity to regulate their emotions in a calm, quiet environment so that they can get back to class and learn.
We have a Wellness Center Coach who can help with anything the student might need. We have clothing, a small pantry, school supplies, and activities that help calm and soothe and teach breathing/emotion regulation techniques that we all could use. This can be the first step to a counseling referral as well.
Please visit or call with questions!