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Map And Directions
The Minford Local School District provides Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as a required class to all students grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Every homeroom, grades K - 5th, attends SEL class for 45 minutes a week as an activity, just as they attend gym, music and library every week.  The SEL class implements research based strategies utilizing children’s literature, explicit instruction and play to cover topics such as:

  • Complex Emotions
  • Self Regulation of Emotions
  • Self Awareness and Advocacy
  • Safety
  • Growth Mindset
  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Empathy and Kindness
  • Respect
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Awareness
  • Personal and Social Responsibility

Minford’s SEL program follows the Ohio Standards for Social and Emotional Learning that you can find in the link below. 

In addition, SEL is embedded into our curriculum for grades K - 12 and all of our staff members have been trained in Trauma Informed Care.  As you can see, the Minford Local School District puts a high priority on our students’ mental health. 

Kindness Week
The mission of Kindness Week is to create a community and culture of change by empowering our youth to take an active role in making an impact on the world through kindness!  The entire community is involved!

Check out our videos celebrating the amazing Kindness Weeks of years past:

2024 Kindness Week - Theme: You Can Sit With Us.
2023 Kindness Week - Theme: Be Known For Your Kindness
2022 Kindness Week - Theme: Kindness Is Contagious

2019 Kindness Week - Theme: Be Kind

Minford SEL in the News:
ABC 6 Reporter’s Notebook - with Mike McCarthy
Making of ‘The Core: Ohio’s Opioid Crisis’

ABC 6 Documentary - with Mike McCarthy
The Core: Inside Ohio’s Opioid Crisis
Our part begins at minute 16:00.

NPR Here and Now Podcast - with Robin Young
Part 1 
In Township Ravaged By Opioids, Educators Create Program To Help Kids Cope

Part 2
Part II: From Snack Bags To Counseling, How One Ohio School Is Helping Kids Impacted By Opioids. 
Part II can be found in the middle of the article in the link above. In the middle of the article, there is another red circle with a white arrow that designates Part II. It continues the story about our school district’s Social Emotional Program. 

New York Times - by Dan Levin
Inside the Elementary School Where Drug Addiciton Sets the Curriculum

Last Day Podcast from Lemonada Media - with Stephanie Wittels Wachs
Episode 9: Kids at Ground Zero 
*Warning - host at times uses strong language. 
Our part begins at minute 35:35. 

Obama Foundation Interview on Educational Leadership - January 2022

Center for the Promotion of Social Emotional Learning National Conference 2023 - Presenter

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