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Led by School Social Workers and School Counselors, we institute best practices for social emotional learning (SEL) and mental wellness.

As a team, we monitor issues affecting our school community, and we host informational events.

As individual members of our respective departments, we provide one-on-one assistance in a safe space, free of judgment.

We serve students, families and staff, 
beholden to professional standards of ethics and confidentiality.

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Highly recommended: Kendi on anti-racism
Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:35 PM

Teacher Sheila Willette shares this podcast with Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to be an anti-racist" as a piece that "offered me something I could track" along with this article, also by Kendi, from the Atlantic.

The COVID way to visit a renowned museum
Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:30 PM

Recommended by SHS librarians, the new "Talking about race" web portal as the 2020 way to gain public entry to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

SHS Library picks: Podcast for young listeners
Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:20 PM

For young persons wanting to learn about racism and protest, our South High librarians recommend Kojo for Kids. Check it out!

Manage stress and anxiety during COVID-19
Monday, May 4, 2020 11:25 AM

We know managing uncertainty can be difficult. But, this fun slide presentation shows you how.

Speak up for safety
Monday, May 4, 2020 11:15 AM

Concerned about a classmate, an unsafe situation, your personal wellbeing? There is help. Call/text: 612.416.1162 OR email Remember, MPS policies apply in online settings.

Managing COVID from all angles
Monday, May 4, 2020 9:40 AM

From our friends at Justice Page, information in  EnglishSpanishSomali covers discussion tips, food, internet and mental health resources. Note, students no longer need to be present at food pick-up.