SMS Reflection Center

Historically, the room, Jake Fosdick’s office, has been used for in-school suspension and small group testing. Now, the room is also used for lunch groups and individual student reflection. We want to extend the use of the space for restorative justice sessions and as a calming center for students experiencing […]

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Tutoring Accessibility

Students from financially challenged homes need tutoring help that their families’ budgets cannot support. With these funds and in collaboration with Saline Area Social Service, we will arrange for them to be tutored twice weekly by professional tutors from Great Lakes Educational Group in the subject or subjects where they […]

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Mental Health Services Accessibility

Students from financially challenged homes confronting serious mental health issues need professional services that their families’ budgets cannot support. In partnership with Saline Area Social Service, we will arrange for four students to work individually with qualified mental health professionals for 10 weeks. Since the students are also likely to […]

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How Are You Feeling?

Mindful Practices (MP, Provider) will partner with Heritage School (Purchaser) to empower educators and students with Social-Emotional Learning strategies and tools, including the tech platform Class Catalyst, to create the optimal learning environment. Additional key program objectives include strengthening student self-awareness, self-regulation and interpersonal skills to help promote positive, respectful […]

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Fresh Air Learning Spaces

The Fresh Air Learning Space project aims to expand 7th grade learning spaces outdoors by furnishing outdoor seating and work areas for students in the shared 7th grade courtyard. Currently, the courtyard is accessible by all teachers in the 7th grade, but there a limited number of broken plastic chairs, […]

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Screenagers Next Chapter

Screenagers recently released a second documentary called Screenagers Next Chapter. We purchased a license agreement to show one community viewing and student viewings at Saline Middle School and Saline High School for both Screenagers and Screenagers Next Chapter.

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7 Habits Teen Book Study

I am looking to conduct a book study with 40 or more 6th grade students from our team. The book is, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey (son of Daniel Covey – Habits of Highly Effective Leaders). This is a handbook to self-esteem and success for […]

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Commissioning Creativity: SHS Chamber Choir World Premiere a New Choral Work

The Saline High School Chamber Choir plans to commission a piece from Connor Koppin, an award-winning and nationally recognized composer of new choral music. Students will go beyond their normal practice of simply learning a piece by being a part of the creative process from the very start. This grant […]

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Wheely Great Sensory Input

Self-regulation is the ability to adjust or regulate the level of alertness depending on the time of the day and the stimuli presented. When students have a difficult time with self regulation, we observe maladaptive behavior or responses to the environment and sensory stimuli. WeÛªd like to provide students with […]

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Apple Watch and Breathe

Apple Watches have an app called Breathe. When using this app, it provides a multi sensory (physical and visual) experience. During times that our students are experiencing moments of stress, anxiety and other emotional irregularities, the staff have used their personal Apple Watches to help de-escalate / calm students using […]

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