Empowering Minds in SWR Schools

In an effort to further support the needs of all students, the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District is continuously working to strengthen character education, social skills, coping skills and intervention support systems. This year, district students in grades K-5 are building a stronger social, emotional and mental health foundation with the help of School Psychologist Madeleine Everhart and the evidence-based “Empowering Minds” program. Mrs. Everhart will implement lessons on healthy ways to deal with problems, self-esteem, healthy choices, friendship, as well as concrete strategies for students to utilize to deal with negative emotions through breathing exercises, reflection and classroom community conversations. Read more about the program here: