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Social/Emotional Learning

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

-Maya Angelou

Check out the SMS virtual calming room! Everyone experiences a variety of emotions throughout the day. At times, you may feel scared, anxious, angry, sad, or happy. It's usually best to seek help from a trusted adult when you are struggling with your feelings. When a trusted adult is not available, the virtual calming room may help.


SEL Book Recommendations

Here are some books that can help students learn more about various cultural, emotional, and social issues. 

All the Broken Pieces
Ann E. Burg
jason reynolds
kindred: A Graphic novel adaptation
octavia e. butler
of mice and men
john steinbeck
william h. armstrong
the arrival
shaun tan
the happy prince and other tales
oscar wilde
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Judy Blume
hidden figures
Margot lee shetterly
look both ways
jason reynolds
outcasts united
warren st. john
stormy seas
mary beth leatherdale
the boy in the striped pajamas
john boyne
the stars beneath our feet
david barclay moore
Crazy lady 
Jane Leslie Conly
i beat the odds
michael oher
lost girl found
laura deluca
phoenix Rising
karen hesse
summer of the swans
betsy byars
the fault in our stars
john green
why do i hurt myself
susan bowman
Drita, My home Girl
Jenny lombard
inside out and back again
thanhha lai
of beetles and angels
selamawi asgedom
roll of thunder hear my cry
mildred d. taylor
renee Jain, Dr. Shefali Tsabary
the gift of the magi

Bullying Prevention

About 20% of all students, ages 12-18, have experienced bullying. Learn more about bullying prevention.

Character Strong

Southridge Middle School is excited to offer Character Strong, a social and emotional curriculum, to its students. The purpose of Character Strong is to teach students the importance of strengthening their own character in order to improve personal relationships and increase academic achievement. Find out more by choosing the links below.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention

Substance use negatively impacts teenagers’ brain growth and contributes to having health problems as adults. The earlier teens start using substances, the more likely they will have substance abuse problems later in life.

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Safe Social Media

Social media, cell phones, and technology are prevalent in children’s lives. It’s often difficult to know what is safe and age appropriate. Check out the following information to learn more.

Common Sense Media
ways parents can help monitor online usage
ten safe social networking sites for kids

 Virtual Calming Room Coming Soon!