In the spring of 2021, All Saints Academy received a $15,000 grant from Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc., a local Heavy Highway Contractor with ties to ASA.
Still dealing with many of the changes and uncertainties that the pandemic brought along, the goal of the grant aimed to address the social and emotional health of our students. Check out all the ways All Saints Academy has made social-emotional learning (SEL) a priority for our students through the partnership with Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc.!
Second Step SEL Curriculum
2021-2022 School Year and Beyond
Second step is a holistic approach to SEL and supports children’s and educators’ social-emotional well-being in and outside of the classroom. When implemented with a coordinated approach that’s centered around the child, SEL can help build stronger communities and support inclusive, safe, and equitable learning environments. The second step curriculum is implemented by ASA Counselor, Lynne McMahon.
Bucket Filler Assembly (PreK-2)
Bucket Philosophy helps all ages grow in kindness, self-control, resilience and forgiveness, all leading to a happier life by teaching the three rules that lead to greater happiness:
1. Be a bucket filler. Be kind.
2. Do your best not to dip. Don’t be mean.
3. Use your lid. Protect your bucket and the buckets of others.
The Gatekeeper Program is a school-based suicide prevention educational program with the primary goal of reducing youth suicidal behaviors by training youth to identify at-risk peers and get them to helping adults. It is skill-based and evaluation-based, and uses a variety of teaching methods.
Jeff Veley Assembly (3-8)
Jeff Veley was born to entertain and educate. His natural talent to command an audience of any age has brought him before 1 million people. He’s been honored with two international awards and recognized as a Peace Ambassador by the United Nations for his effectiveness in conflict resolution. A social misfit turned social skills educator, Jeff is able to connect with kids from all walks of life and provide the skills necessary to overcome life’s challenges.
Protect Young Eyes Digital Citizenship Curriculum
2022-2023 School Year and Beyond
Most digital citizenship curriculum uses outdated content and age-splits, and avoids spiritual matters. Protect Young Eyes Digital Citizenship Curriculum is built on eight key Scripture passages. The latest digital trends, including “tricky people,” pornography, social media, cyberbullying, sexting, reputations, and digital footprints are all addressed. Content is strategically split into grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, so that kids receive age-appropriate instruction on delicate topics.