Students at Woodbrook Middle School recently spent two weeks in a culture class. There, students learned behavioral expectations, including how to recognize and handle bullying; problem solving skills; conflict resolution; the steps to self control; study skills and how to make good choices.
“This is the fourth year that we have run this program, and it gets better every year” said Susie Sarachman, Woodbrook counselor. “Our students really take the information to heart and work cooperatively to make Woodbrook a place where every student feels welcome.”
Students participated in the program twice a day for the first 13 days of school. An assembly capped off the event and included students reading articles that they wrote describing what culture class taught them. Students also designed posters reflecting the major themes of the program, which will be displayed throughout the school.
“We are focusing on the positive behaviors and skills that all people need in order to be successful,” said Sarachman. “Culture class teaches students important life skills and helps them prepare for high school and beyond.”