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 email@example.com
Diana – social worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherry – school counselor 720.561.3268 or email@example.com
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
- Greater Good in Action Develop some mindful practices in everyday situations.
- Psychological roots of racism and more from the Greater Good
- Books & Resources (NY Times) Explaining Racism and Protest to Children
Bullying Prevention Resources
- Horizons K-8 Bullying Prevention Policy and Guidelines
- Colorado Resource for Bullying prevention and intervention ~Colorado Department of Education
- Stop Bullying
- Digital Citizenship: Common Sense Media is a terrific source for navigating parenting in our digital age.
Grief and Loss Resources at The Dougy Center
- Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition
- One Colorado.org
- Out Boulder
- The Trevor Project LGBTQ+ Youth Resources – you are never alone! 1-866-488-7386
- The Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
Leadership & Community
Food & Emergency Assistance
Health & Wellness
24 hour walk-in help for Crisis & Addiction Services: 3180 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301
- Addictions & Detox Help 303-441-1281
- CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-844-CO4KIDS. 1-844-264-5437
- Safe2Tell provides young people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous.
- BVSD Safety and Security website.
- Mental Health Partners Upcoming training for suicide prevention~ Be 1 of 4098
- Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
- Second Wind Fund – get mental health assistance with suicide prevention – referral form available from Sherry
- Hope Coalition of Boulder – addressing teen depression
- Random Acts of Kindness – Kids for Peace activities
- Fears and Facing Difficulties – Try the Greater Good Website for more Resources
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 Support During Home Learning
- Combatting Negative Self-Talk Vlog 7 mins
- How to stay positive when I’m overwhelmed
- Read with your child – “ISH” finding the positive in what we CAN do 4 mins.
- Growth Mindset- what is it?
- New on-demand lessons for social/emotional health from Second Step lessons for families
- Taking care of your mental health: a support resource from AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
Parenting in the Age of Uncertainty:
- BAM: Body and Mind Discover topics about human growth, development, nutrition and wellness.
- Greater Good Parenting & Antiracism Resources – talking to my child about racism, UC Berkeley
- Do you have a student designated as “gifted and talented”? This can be a challenging time for all of us and especially our gifted learners. Check out this resource ~We are with you!
- Love and Logic Parenting
- Parent Engagement Network – Local programming for Boulder County parents and caring adults, interested in raising healthy and happy youth.
- Giftedness & Perfectionism
- PARENTING ENGAGEMENT NETWORK (PEN): providing parenting workshops throughout the school year. http://www.parentengagementnetwork.org/events – Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Learning – Reading Resources from Karen and Christy 😉
Online articles for kids
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
The Brown Bookshelf whose mission is to raise awareness of books by black creators is kicking off a summer reading program called Generations book club. https://thebrownbookshelf.com/
These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids https://www.nytimes.com/2020/
06/02/parenting/kids-books- racism-protest.html? referringSource=articleShare
Mahogany Books moto is a Place where Black Books Matter: https://www.mahoganybooks.com/
24 Titles of books to read all year! https://www.huffpost.com/
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Diverse Summer Reading list for kids:
National Geographic has some engaging books and resources for kids.
Kids read books to kids!
Check out Scholastic.com. They have books and materials to sell, but also have some ideas and videos to share
The Association for Library Service to Children has summer reading lists. Dig around more on this site to find a list of award winning books as well. http://www.ala.org/alsc/
The International Literacy Association has lists of books voted on by kids, teachers, and teens. https://www.literacyworldwide.
Common Sense Media has some good book lists to check out.
Brightly has multiple lists based on age, interest or great new releases.
Boulder Public Library is holding virtual 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.
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.