By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

New program stresses 'emotional intelligence'

Second Step is being implemented at H-M-S Elementary


November 25, 2021

A new guidance curriculum introduced at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary complements the academic side of students' educational experience.

Counselor Kristin Triplett has begun implementing "Second Step," a social-emotional curriculum that focuses on life skills and workforce readiness for all students.

According to Principal Ashley Benz, the curriculum builds on the following skills: empathy, emotion management, problem solving, impulse control, calming down, communication and assertiveness. The curriculum is utilized during guidance class and supported in the classroom setting.

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