Social Emotional Learning

Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education

Battle Ground Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families, and staff. Our strategic goal in this focus area is to support and promote the physical, emotional, and social well-being of students and staff.

We will accomplish this goal by:

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS is an approach to teaching that uses tiers to build safe and positive environments in which all students can learn.. At Tier 1, all students are taught what is expected of them, acknowledged when they meet those expectations, and retaught the expectations if necessary. Some students require a little more reteaching of a specific expectation and receive this on a short term basis. This is called Tier 2. Tier 3 provides individualized interventions for students.

Alcohol & Drug Prevention
Battle Ground Public Schools’ Alcohol and Drug Prevention/Intervention Program offers counseling to students affected by their own drug use or others in their lives, and seeks to prevent such use by students not yet affected.
Counseling and Mental Health Resources

Counseling and Mental Health Resources
Battle Ground Public Schools has counselors at all of its schools to support students and connect them to mental health resources when needed. The district has created partnerships with mental health partners who can help students in crisis.

Suicide Prevention
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff. Visit the Suicide Prevention page for more information. 

Data Collection: Creating a foundation for better schools

Battle Ground Public Schools conducts surveys and collects data to identify student needs and areas for support.

The two main surveys that students participate in either annually or every other year are the School Climate Survey and the Healthy Youth Survey.

Contact Info

Sandy Mathewson
Director of Social Emotional Learning
Email
(360) 885-5456

Becky Gawenit
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Coach
Email
(360) 885-5374

Kristen McIntyre
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Coach
Email
(360) 885-5369

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Brush Prairie, WA 98606

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Battle Ground, WA 98604

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