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 upon Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Classroom lessons and experiences will increase student competencies in the following areas:
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision making
In addition to Social Emotional Learning, the school counselor provides resources about career education, grade-level transitions, and strategies for coping with life’s curve balls. For more information about the school counselor’s role, visit the American School Counseling Association’s model mindsets and behaviors for students.
Please contact Sherry with your concerns or feedback that will make Horizons great for every student:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (720)561-3628
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.
Garrison Institute – mindfulness practices in schools and home Video: Nurturing Mindfulness in Families, Schools & Youth
Greater Good in Action Develop some mindful practices in everyday situations.
Bullying Prevention Resources
Colorado Resource for Bullying prevention and intervention by the Colorado Department of Education
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. For additional information and resources, please visit the BVSD Safety and Security website.
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Second Wind Fund – get mental health assistance with suicide prevention
Hope Coalition of Boulder – addressing teen depression
Career & Academics
College in Colorado – a free opportunity for students or adults to explore career options and asses skills and interests. Goal setting resources are included.
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.
Transitioning to High School- The staff at Horizons K-8 is working on new plans for a robust transition planning process.
Community Service Opportunities and Leadership
The Diplomat’s Club at Horizons K-8 School is up and running – Cece and Sherry are meeting with students each week to discover their gifts and talents. Stay tuned for upcoming events.
BAM: Body and Mind Discover topics about human growth, development, nutrition and wellness.
Greater Good Parenting – UC Berkeley
Local Parenting Coach resources available, please contact Sherry for more information.
Parent Engagement Network – Local programming for Boulder County parents and caring adults, interested in raising healthy and happy youth.
Horizons will host an 8th Grade Parent Night on October 29, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. in the gym. Students and parents will have a chance to meet with your admin team, school counselor and staff to discuss the open enrollment process and upcoming school events.
The Parent Engagement Network (PEN) this year is offering a 5 night series on Parenting Adolescents. Sessions are open to all parents of adolescents! Each session will be delivered in both English and Spanish simultaneously. You can register for one, some, or all 5. We hope to see you there! Scholarship tickets available. http://www.
For more information, contact Kathy Valentine Kathy.email@example.com
All Events Hosted by Casey Middle School
1301 High St. Boulder CO 80304
Cost: $10/Event or $40/Series of 5
Register here for the first session or the whole series.
OCTOBER 16, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Register for ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
NOVEMBER 13, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Register for RESILIENCY
JANUARY 15, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Register for TALKING ABOUT THE TOUGH STUFF
FEBRUARY 12, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Register for PEER PRESSURE AND REFUSAL SKILLS
MARCH 12, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Register for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT