Stephen Smith, University of Oregon, Meets with ACMS Teachers
Over the course of 3 days in April Stephen Smith from the University of Oregon met with small groups of ACMS teachers to discuss how to improve overall behavior by systematically teaching expectations, responding vs. reacting to problem behavior, and how to restore and repair relationships between staff and students. On the 3rd day Stephen met with the school leadership and admin team for decision making and planning. ACMS also had Dr. Smith visit last year and engage in a similar process. As a result of many strategies and interventions implemented this year, ACMS has seen a 39% reduction in office discipline referrals and suspensions reduced by 67%. Funding for Dr. Smith was through the PEI grant.
“I know there is a lot going on in our school today, and I mean A LOT; This conversation that we are having today with Steve is the most important.” - Principal Dan Scudero to his teachers
Upcoming Anxiety Workshop for Parents and Children
Join us for a 6-Week Parent & Child Workshop on demystifying stress, anxiety, and depression while giving proven strategies for success. This workshop is appropriate for children of all ages who come with their parent or caregiver. Saturdays, April 6 – May 18, 4 - 6 PM at American Canyon Middle School.
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