Principal's UPDATE

 

The E-4 Project and the Manistique Middle and High School


The Manistique Area Schools utilizes the Multi-Tiered System of Support to promote continued student growth and improvement.  This educational framework frequently focuses on both student behaviors and reading strategies. It allows a school system to address large numbers of students while still being able to focus on individual needs.  The E-4 (Emeralds Enhancing, Expanding, Emotional Health) project is a natural fit into this educational approach that supports the whole child. It is the instructional staff that teaches group behaviors and utilizes research based reading strategies.  However, it is through the partnership with LMAS District Health Department, that students with significant behavior barriers receive support during the school day through the E-4 program..  


This Tier 3 Support maximizes academic, emotional, and social development of students facing mental health challenges.    By providing psychotherapy services within the school, students can participate in therapy services at a convenient time and location in order to best meet their needs. Services provided  by Mrs. Trisha McEvers, LMSW, include confidential screening and outpatient psychotherapy services to individuals ages 5-21. Students presenting significant behavior barriers are identified by members to the Manistique Middle and High School Leadership team and are subsequently referred to  Mrs. McEvers for support.    


This new partnership is already producing positive results.   As part of the Multi Tiered System of Support, the E-4 project has positively impacted school attendance.  Specifically, middle and HS students with a history of truancy have stated,”... that it’s important to come to school so they can talk to Mrs. McEvers.”  MAS is committed to supporting partnership with LMAS. Today’s student stressors can have serious negative impacts on every aspect of their lives. From trauma and substance abuse to eating disorders and suicidal ideations, some MAS students have significant barriers to education.  We are proud, and fortunate, to be able to offer this valuable service to our students.


 

 

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