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Social-Emotional Learning


Social emotional skills help build students' mental health and resilience so they can understand and manage emotions.  

As we reopen schools we understand students may have social-emotional challenges that can get in the way of academic success.  As relationships are developed with students, teachers will be given the tools to determine if all needs are met.

Secondary: SEL lessons on Mondays for 20 - 30 min.
7th & 8th Grade: Second Step
9th – 12th Grade: Character Strong Emphasis on the SEL lesson will continue throughout the week. 

CharacterStrong Curriculum

CharacterStrong is being used in some 7th and 8th grade classes, and in grades 9-12 Advisory classes.

CharacterStrong is a curriculum with vertically-aligned social emotional skill lessons and character development lessons. Social emotional skills include: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Character development includes: patience, kindness, honesty, respect, selflessness, forgiveness, commitment, and humility. Teaching all these skills to every student will prepare them for any opportunity in life beyond high school.

Second Step Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

With the help of Puyallup teachers, counselors, and educators, Second Step Social Emotional Learning curriculum is building a strong foundation for a new generation of socially and emotionally savvy people. Today's students learn to solve problems on the playground; tomorrow, they’ll manage conflicts in the workplace and everyday life.

Family SEL Resources

Contact Info

Dr. Alicia Nosworthy
Director, Instructional Leadership, Arts & Music, Social-Emotional Learning K-12