Our goal at Horizons is to ensure that every student feels connected to their school, friends, and community. We collaborate with students, parents, and staff to build Social & Emotional Learning (SEL).  In addition to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Sherry, Jeremy & Diana provide resources and strategies to cope with life’s curveballs.  We offer classroom SEL lessons, group counseling and individual check-ins.   We’re looking forward to working with you!                        
Jeremy – licensed professional counselor  jeremy.dion@bvsd.org
Diana – social worker diana.desposito@bvsd.org
Sherry – school counselor  720.561.3268 or sherry.davis@bvsd.org 

Personal & Social Development 

  • CASEL The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning:  this website is a treasure trove of information on the topic and informs our practice at Horizons K-8 School.
  • Educating the Heart
  • Edutopia
  • Greater Good in Action Develop some mindful practices in everyday situations.

Anti-Racism Resources

Bullying Prevention Resources

Grief and Loss Resources at The Dougy Center

LGBTQ Resources

LGBTQ+ Issues Across the Life Span

 

 

Leadership & Community 

  • Grades ½ Allies Club ~ students are learning about caring communities and are currently writing a book about being an ally!
  • Grades ¾ Dare2Care  “D2C”   Students are passionate about people and animals and currently working on projects to support Frasier Meadows and the Humane Society.
  • Grades ⅚ & 7/8 Allies in Diversity  “Allies”  embrace diversity within our school and participate in activities to promote kindness and promote feelings of inclusion for all!  
  • Grades ⅞ Diplomats Club – students focus on leadership, service and student life. 

Food  & Emergency Assistance

BVSD is providing student meals for pick up each Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. – no paperwork or identification required.  In addition, Community Food Share  is here for further support.

Health & Wellness

24 hour walk-in help for Crisis & Addiction Services: 3180 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301

Career & Academics

  • Individual Career and Academic Planning ICAP – building goals with student is explored through advisor and adult interactions. The Individual Career and Academic Plan (or ICAP) is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic, and post-secondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready.  This ICAP informs students in their high school years. Check out  the POWERPOINT PRESENTATION to learn more

Parenting

Parenting Support During Home Learning 

Parenting in the Age of Uncertainty:

Summer Learning – Reading Resources from Karen and Christy 😉

Online articles for kids

  • Tweentribune.com A site by the Smithsonian that has high interest K-8 articles such as:  Would you eat soup made from crickets?

  • Wonderopolis posts a new article each day answering intriguing questions such as: Can Animals Get Sunburns? Readers are invited to submit their own questions too.

  • DOGOnews contains current event articles, written for kids including articles about protests inspired by George Floyd, Spacex Dragon Crew, and National donut day

  • NewsforKids posts articles about current events for kids and features a Coronavirus update page

Book recommendations and resources

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/books/

  • Kids read books to kids!

https://kidsread2kids.com/

  • Check out Scholastic.com. They have books and materials to sell, but also have some ideas and videos to share

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/

  • Common Sense Media has some good book lists to check out.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-lists

  • Brightly has multiple lists based on age, interest or great new releases.

http://www.readbrightly.com/

  • Boulder Public Library is holding virtual storytimes

https://boulderlibrary.org/youth/storytimes/

  • If you are curious about the level of a specific book, you can google the title with “guided reading level”. (Generally the levels correspond to grades in the following way: Kindergarten Levels A-D, First Grade Levels D-J, Second Grade levels J-M, Third Grade Levels N-P)

Other learning resources

  • Colorado Classroom: Read with Me at Home is a collaboration between Rocky Mountain Public Media, the Office of the Governor, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Education Initiative to provide a remote literacy learning resource.

https://www.rmpbs.org/education/colorado-classroom/

  • BVSD has created grade-level learning boards that families are invited to use called Summer Learning Enrichment. There are activities, ideas and additional resources and links for you to check out.

https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/summer-learning-enrichment