Livingston Public Schools Presents: Managing Expectation of the Junior Year for Parents of Students with a Disability

June 13th
Managing Expectation of the Junior Year for Parents of Students with a Disability
6:00—7:00 p.m.
Livingston High School Media Center

 

Focus on Social Emotional Learning

The Departments of Special Education and School Counseling have been very busy! Livingston elementary school counselors have been focusing their work with students on “Mindfulness”. In order to increase student focus and awareness of their actions as well as physiological responses to emotions, students participate in lessons on mindful listening and mindful bodies with the school counselors. Additionally, students are creating “mindful glitter jars” to help calm their sometimes scattered or frustrated selves. To learn the importance of being more mindful in their everyday lives, students are reading important books, including Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean, Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer, and Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids by Whitney Stewart and Sally Rippin. Through lessons geared toward social and emotional competencies, elementary school counselors are covering topics on selfawareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. At Mount Pleasant Middle School and Heritage Middle School, school counselors have been facilitating groups with students, such as New Student and Adjusting to Middle School. These groups help provide them with information they need to be successful while serving as a tool to orient students. Advisory lessons in both MPM and HMS focus on social and emotional learning and growth for all students. Additionally, classroom lessons at both MPM and HMS concentrate on career and interest exploration. Furthermore, HMS school counselors direct their lessons to tie together multiple intelligences, learning styles and the 8th Grade Tour of Livingston High School and student course choices. Please visit our school counseling webpage for more important information. The Livingston High School counselors continue the work to support social and emotional well-being for students with a focused and clearly articulated continuum of supports. School counselors meet with students individually when they are having difficulties, feeling stressed, or in times of crisis. They infuse social and emotional learning into all meetings with students, in addition to their scheduling and postsecondary planning meetings. In freshman groups, the focus is on transition and ensuring that students are acclimating well to their new environment at LHS. The school counselors discuss the many resources available for support, such as the writing/math lab, Organization of Student Tutors (OST), school counselor, and extra help meetings with the teacher, in addition to discussing the importance of a overall healthy balance. It is extremely important that students are maintaining a balanced academic and extracurricular schedule to ensure that they are prioritizing their well-being and health. Conversations about the importance of balance and well-being is incorporated into post-secondary planning and scheduling meetings. School counselors support students as they work to identify their academic and personal goals while choosing courses and learning opportunities that are consistent with their interests and strengths. In addition, school counselors encourage students to challenge themselves and take a rigorous program of study while exploring and reminding students of the importance of balance. For students who are experiencing further difficulty in managing the social and emotional demands of their age, their stage, and/or their grade level, our district offers additional supports from multiple sources. All schools in Livingston are supported by Child Study Teams who are charged with identifying and supporting students with disabilities including those with social and/or emotional disabilities. For the past four years our district has supported a very strong K-12 intensive school counseling program called L.I.N.K.S. (Linking Individual Needs of Kids for Success) and E.S.S. (Effective School Solutions for 9-12 students) within which identified students can receive a more intensive level of counseling support within their school day. Families may also be supported through the L.I.N.K.S. and E.S.S. programs. We now have three S.A.C.’s (Student Assistance Counselors) who serve to support our at-risk students specifically within the frame of substance use/abuse and mental health. All of these counseling professionals are deeply involved in the training of our staff and are available on a full time basis in our schools to support the faculty as they meet the needs of each of our students. If your child is struggling with any issues relating to mental health, social and/or emotional development, or in adjusting to school, please reach out to your school’s administration or a school counselor to receive assistance. We wish you a New Year full of peace, kindness, and mindful reflection!

Wed, June 13
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 06/13/2018 6:00pm 06/13/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Livingston Public Schools Presents: Managing Expectation of the Junior Year for Parents of Students with a Disability

June 13th
Managing Expectation of the Junior Year for Parents of Students with a Disability
6:00—7:00 p.m.
Livingston High School Media Center

Focus on Social Emotional Learning

The Departments of Special Education and School Counseling have been very busy! Livingston elementary school counselors have been focusing their work with students on “Mindfulness”. In ...

Livingston, NJ

Livingston High School Media Center


Livingston, NJ

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Livingston
FILED UNDER

Education

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Livingston

Livingston Teen Honored on Opening Day of US Open for Tennis Accomplishments

September 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Although not on her high school's tennis team, Livingston High School (LHS) sophomore Valencia Xu is making herself known in the tennis community after rising to No. 1 in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern’s Girls’ 16s division in 2018.

The 15 year old was recently honored for this accomplishment on opening day of the US Open in ...

Air Group Offering Free Estimates and Credits Toward Updating Your Equipment

September 20, 2018

WHIPPANY, NJ - Air Group Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical is offering free estimates.

Just click here to schedule an appointment and Air Group will provide a free estimate for its plumbing, electrical, heating or cooling services. Air Group also services boilers and hot water heaters.

Air Group is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide emergency service to customers ...

Tropical Smoothie Café to Launch Seasonal Fare for Fall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Tropical Smoothie Café in Livingston is launching an exciting new lineup of seasonal smoothies that are "highly craveable and pair perfectly with the upcoming fall season," according to owners Chris and Wendy Strutt. 

The new smoothies are being offered as follows:

Chai Smoothie – Chai, roasted bananas and non-fat ...

Missing Child: East Orange Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child

September 20, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark. 

He was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, Sept. 16 around 2:54 p.m. in the area of William Street and North Grove Street wearing black pants, a white T-shirt and black shoes, according to police. He is known to frequent the areas of Chadwick ...

Adopt a Dog Like Sadie

Fostering is the foundation of Brick City Rescue.

The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save. Brick City Rescue is asking you to open your heart and your home to give a dog or cat the second chance that it deserves.

Sadie is about 2 years young and full of life! She currently needs to be re-homed due to a change in a living situation so she is looking for another family to ...

Early Starts: Basics on Grooming Your New Puppy

You got a new puppy!  As adorable and cuddly as can be, with doe-y eyes and a soo soft coat, why on Earth would you need to groom her? And how on Earth should you proceed?

In fact, grooming is an integral part of raising a healthy and comfortable dog. Basic grooming activities should begin at approximately 12-16 weeks of age, usually coinciding with pups’ essential vaccinations.

Livingston Health Department Announces Flu Clinics

September 19, 2018

The Livingston Health Department will hold three more flu clinics this fall, on September 26, October 9, and November 6, 2018. 

Annual flu vaccines are recommended for those who are 6 months and older to help protect against the flu. The Livingston Health Department offers the flu vaccine to adults aged 18 and over, at no cost to those with Medicare Part B and for a fee of $20 for all ...

Colder Weather is Coming – The Top Ten Reasons to Maintain Your Furnace (or Boiler!)

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, most of us in New Jersey begin looking forward to fall. With the promise of cooler autumn evenings, campfires, s’mores, and all things ‘Pumpkin Spice,’ it can be easy for home maintenance tasks to go undone.

Here at A.J. Perri, we would like to remind you that winter is coming, and now is the best time to get your ...