Clear Creek ISD: The 411 on Student Safety: 101
- PRESS RELEASE - Parr Elementary Fifth Graders have Breakfast with the Deputy
Over the past few years Clear Creek ISD has taken specific actions to increase the safety of our students. Specifically, we have fully implemented two programs to address student safety. CCISD uses the Lions Quest Program at all elementary schools and the Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) Program at all secondary schools.
Each of these programs are preventive approaches to student safety issues. Our elementary counselors and block teachers (art, music, P.E.) teach Lions Quest. At the secondary level, teacher sponsors lead trained groups of student ambassadors to address student safety issues. All CCISD counselors recently completed professional study in how to prevent bullying behavior.
Listed below are brief descriptions of each program:
- Lions Quest - Lions Quest is a character education curriculum. It fosters essential life and citizenship skills at school and home in responsibility, good judgment, self-discipline and respect for others. Ideally, after going through the program, students would be less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as bullying, and substance abuse.
- Tattling/Reporting Posters - [Secondary Bully Poster] [Secondary Reporting] These are to encourage the students to be aware of safe behavior and create a safe environment for themselves and those around them. Bullying is not safe, therefore it should be reported.
- Caught You Cards - The concept behind these is for fifth graders to distribute them to younger students who they see demonstrating positive character traits. The hope is that if a fifth grader is watching younger students for positive behaviors they will be aware of their own behaviors as well.
- Meet the Deputy - This gives the students an opportunity to meet other members of law enforcement, think about adults as someone who can help them and also to discuss personal safety.
- CCISD Character Education
Intermediate & High School
Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) - Students are trained (anywhere from 40 - 70 per campus) in skills to diffuse bullying behaviors of others using reasoning, distracting, reporting, and getting help. Since the students who are trained are identified leaders of specific groups (athletics, academic, clubs) the hope is that their friends will begin to demonstrate the behaviors they see modeled.
- Bully posters have been distributed to intermediate and high schools in the hopes it will encourage students to be intolerants of peers who are bullies.
- Tattling/Reporting posters have also been posted to encourage students to be aware of bullying and to help create a safe environment at their campus.
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