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Smoky Hill Education Service Center

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Social, Emotional and Character Development

SHESC provides programs and services to assist schools to develop a safe, caring, supportive and intentional culture. These services are designed to help students succeed academically, vocationally and personally.

  • Help schools and districts develop effective character education, an anti-bullying program, or both.
  • Integrate Kansas SECD Model Standards into the curriculum.
  • Develop staff training to meet district or school needs, including 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, Power2Achieve Toolkit and Ruby Payne’s “A Framework for Understanding Poverty.”
  • Establish district and building policies and core principles.
  • Form procedures for reporting and documenting bullying incidents, including STOPit.
  • Respectful and effective disciplinary procedures, using Conscious Discipline.
  • Provide student curriculum, including Power2Achieve.
  • Create custom K-12 student workshops.
  • Provide parenting workshops and resources.
  • Supply relevant materials through the SHESC resource library.

For more information, please contact Noalee McDonald-Augustine at 785-621-4414 or nmcdonald@smokyhill.org.