Some students have more than a backpack weighing them down

District adopts new social-emotional learning curriculum

What is social-emotional learning?

“Social-emotional learning provides the opportunity for kids to acquire life-long skills in how to identify, understand, and manage their emotions. Not all kids come to school able to do that,” said Beth Mercer, a counselor Liberty Middle School.

Promotional video for the Second Step curriculum.

What about high school students?

Sample of the Second Step curriculum’s weekly theme cards.

Helping kids learn is the driving force behind all we do in the Bethel School District.