Enrichment at St. Joseph’s Indian School involves social-emotional learning, which is defined as “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.
For first- through eighth-grade students, Enrichment is the time when they have age-appropriate lessons from the Second Step Social and Emotional Intelligence Curriculum. Students learn emotional regulation, personal safety and health boundaries. In addition, first- through fifth-grade students complete the Second Step Child Protection Unit. This is one of the many ways that the school strives to protect our students.
For middle schoolers from the next level curriculum covers age-appropriate issues like handling strong emotions, setting and meeting goals, making good decisions, and forging positive relationships—while building the safe, supported learning environment middle schoolers need to succeed. During these years, students undergo significant changes physically, mentally and emotionally.
Enrichment for seventh and eighth graders targets the social and emotional issues that pre and early teens face. Included are communication skills, money management and learning about healthy relationships. These and other skills are important as students prepare for the high-school years when they have increased freedom and personal responsibility