PGSD Office of Whole-Child Education
Why do we need Whole-Child Education?
The mission of the Office of Whole-Child Education is to initiate, facilitate, and evaluate systems and programming within the PGSD specifically designed to ensure that each child, in each school, in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Goals of the PGSD Whole-Child Education Initiative
Goal 1: Each child, in each school, in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Goal 2: Streamline, strengthen, and organize all of the district’s current social, emotional, and behavioral support programming to focus on the Whole Child by using the MTSS Framework (e.g., simplify our process).
Goal 3: Facilitate the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) throughout the district in order to support/promote positive behaviors in all settings and improve student outcomes. All schools will emphasize teaching Respect, Responsibility, and Safety in all Settings.
Goal 4: Facilitate consistent Social Emotional Learning (SEL) throughout the district in order to teach self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making to all students.
Whole-Child Education will support schools with regard to implementing evidence-based practices within the PGSD to address the social-emotional, behavioral, as well as the academic needs of all students. Our primary goal is to Build Capacity in PGSD Staff to support Student Behavior and Social/Emotional Well-being.