Whole Child Department

The Whole Child Department is focused on aligning wrap-around systems of support to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.

Whole Child Framework

The ASCD Whole Child Framework is based on five tenets that promote long term development and success 

  • Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
  • Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
  • Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
  • Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.
  • Each student is challenged academically and prepared for success in college or further study and for employment and participation in a global environment.

Assistant Superintendent for Whole Child Development, Kimberly Ridgley


Whole Child Programs

Behavior Education

Our mission is to create and maintain an effective learning environment by establishing behavioral support and the social culture needed for all stakeholders (students, staff, family, and community members) to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

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Health Education

School-based health education provides students with knowledge needed to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and make healthy choices throughout their lives.

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Health Services

Clinic Services, Screenings, Staff Training Bloodborne Pathogen, Food Allergy, Diabetes, Clinic back up, Stop the Bleed, CPR, First Aid

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School Age Parenting Program (SAPP)

The School Age Parenting Program (SAPP) provides support services to students in the district that are pregnant and parenting to help them stay in school and work towards academic success. SAPP is a dropout recovery and prevention program.

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The Connections Program

The Connections Program provides support services to students and their families by facilitating school enrollment, assessing needs, provide information and referrals to district program and resources.

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Family Engagement Services

Whole Child's Family Engagement services include Title 1 and 3, Newcomer, Pre-K Support, 51 Threads Clothing Closet

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Even Start Family Literacy

Even Start utilizes a family-centered education model that improves the academic achievement of young children and the literacy skills of their parents in order to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and illiteracy.

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Provides a comprehensive developmental school counseling program on  each campus PK - 12. The program on each campus is evaluated, designed, and implemented by Certified School Counselors.

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Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

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The Whole Child Department is focused on aligning wrap-around systems of support to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.

Whole Child programs include Behavior EducationHealth Education & Services, the School Age Parenting Program (SAPP), the Connections ProgramFamily Engagement (Title 1 & 3, Newcomer, Pre-K support & 51 Threads Clothing Closet), Even Start Family LiteracyCounseling & Social Emotional Learning.