Kindness Challenge

At the start of the 2018 Spring season, Ms. Ileana, High Road social worker, led a group activity with students in the High Road programs at Denton Elementary and North Caroline High school. The group activity focused on promoting random acts of kindness. Ms. Ileana introduced discussion topic of showing kindness towards others. Students brainstormed and identified real life examples of what random acts of kindness might look like in school, at home, and in the community. Following discussion, Ms. Ileana introduced “Kindness Challenge” which involved students participating in a random act of kindness towards identified staff members throughout the [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:26+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

Social Worker Appreciation Month

March was Social Worker Appreciation Month. Ileana Hoffman is the social worker for Caroline County High Road Rooms; North Caroline High School, Lockerman Middle School & Denton Elementary School. It is her second year with our High Road Programs in Caroline County, which has allowed her the ability to build great rapport with students and staff alike. She is a hardworking, dedicated professional who helps our students build appropriate social skills and learn new coping tools to use when feeling frustrated or overwhelmed. Ileana is always available to talk to students and will come from whichever school she is at [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:32+00:00 April 1st, 2018|

Calming Critters Group Counseling Activity

Students in High Road at Denton Elementary School practiced using coping skills by creating “Calming Critters” when participating in a group counseling session with High Road Social Worker, Ileana Hoffman, LGSW. Group session focused on identifying feelings and exploring new coping tools. Ms. Ileana and students engaged in discussion about different feelings and knowing the signs your body gives you about what you’re feeling. For example, when a student feels worried, his stomach may feel upset or when he is angry he may feel like his face is red. Students identified coping tools that help them manage their feelings at [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:32+00:00 March 20th, 2018|

Old School Communication

At the start of the 2018 Spring season, Ms. Ileana, High Road social worker, led a group activity with students in the High Road programs at Denton Elementary and North Caroline High school. The group activity focused on promoting random acts of kindness. Ms. Ileana introduced discussion topic of showing kindness towards others. Students brainstormed and identified real life examples of what random acts of kindness might look like in school, at home, and in the community. Following discussion, Ms. Ileana introduced “Kindness Challenge” which involved students participating in a random act of kindness towards identified staff members [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:32+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

100 Days on Blue

Kennara joined NCHS High Road for her 9th grade year. It has been her initial transition back into the public school setting since 6th grade. Since joining us she maintained Blue level and passed all her classes through the High Road room for the first semester. Since the beginning of the second semester she has started 2 classes out in general education along with those she takes in our room and has still maintained Blue level despite a few beginning of the semester bumps as she became familiar with her general education teachers and classes. This shows great self control, [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:33+00:00 March 1st, 2018|