• A thought for parents...

    Social media is an enormous part of many teens lives... and it's up to us as adults to keep track of what our kids are exposed to and monitor it as much as possible! We want to keep them safe in all ways...physically, mentally, and emotionally! Here is a current article highlighting some of the popular apps kids are using and some parent apps that can come in handy for monitoring our kids devices! Check it out! 

    Five Dangerous Apps Parents Don't Know Teens Use


    Heart to Heart Social-Emotional Wellness Night for Families

    May 14, 2019


    Please RSVP using the bottom portion of the invitation or by emailing me at lekomanitsky@jacksonsd.org. Thank you!

    This interactive "workshop" night is designed to increase connection between kids and parents. You will receive information, tools, and new ideas that will keep communication and trust strong as your children grow into adolescents. You will play some games, have some laughs, and most importantly discover new things about each other that will help you navigate the future.

     Please RSVP and remember, the whole family is welcome! Small children will have the option to go into the "babysitting room" with our Builder's Club kids for a movie and crafts. Upper elementary and teenage siblings are encouraged to participate in this night! Refreshments will be served. 

    Our team is very excited to work with you and your children!



    Welcome to the 6th grade

    Habit, Community, and Culture Course!

    In this course, we will develop various social, behavioral, and emotional skills on how to regulate and recognize one's own emotions, to take perspectives and empathize with others of diverse backgrounds, to establish and maintain healthy relationships, and to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. 

     Students will gain a clear understanding of what Social Emotional Intelligence is and how we use it each and every day to make decisions, interact with family and friends, manage our emotions, problem solve, and deal with challenges and stress. The students will finish the course with new "tools" to use to tackle life's everyday moments, such as...

    *effective communication skills

    *conflict-resolution skills

    *increased self-confidence

    *higher self-awareness

    *increased self-reflection skills

    *empathy and compassion

    *increased connection with others- both in and out of school


    "Studies show that as much as 80% of the average person's succes in both their personal life and career, can be attributed to their level of emotional intelligence. This means that as little as 20% of a person's succcess is a result of their IQ." -Daniel Goleman


    Check out these articles that further explain the enormous value of SEL!

    Social and Emotional Development

    A Parent's Resource Guide to Social Emotional Learning


    Copy of Parent Letter