PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS (PSS)
For Students, By Students
Wimberley ISD offers Peer Support Specialists (PSS) as empowerment for students to foster a sense of security, health and hope In others through training, our own experiences and struggles. We want others to know they are not alone.
For more information on PSS, contact Amy Lyles, WISD Director of Student Support Services.
STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCILS (SHAC)
A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction.
SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for recommending age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.
If you are interested in joining the District SHAC or your child's campus SHAC group, please contact Darelle Jordan, District Nurse at 512-847-5729 ext. 2406.
NO PLACE FOR HATE®
Wimberley ISD works with a coalition of counselors, administrators, students and community leaders to implement anti-bias programs and activities in the District. The District has adopted the Anti-Defamation League’s “Resolution of Respect.”
No Place for Hate® helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual difference while challenging bigotry and prejudice. Launched in Austin schools in the fall of 2004, the popular initiative has been embraced by hundreds of campuses throughout the Central Texas region, including WISD.
We pledge daily to foster equity and harmony throughout the Wimberley ISD school community.
Provide ongoing, meaningful professional learning opportunities for WISD staff to engage in critical self-reflection on their interaction with students and their families in a manner that considers the diverse needs of all.