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AHA-B District Initiative

The AHA-B District initiative is led by a Steering Group made up of district leadership, campus administration, Restorative Practice Interventionists, and other highly interested campus staff and community members. Since inception, the AHA-B Steering Group and AHA-B Community Task Force have worked together to create a sustainable program that conducts annual surveys of students, parents, district staff, and community to continually improve our respectful learning community.

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AHA-B News

  • Students Submit 100+ AHA-Be-YOU-tiful Art Contest Entries You'll be completely impressed by so many of the art pieces that have been submitted by our caring, respectful, and courageous SWISD students. We're adding more than 100 videos, posters, and canvases in the AHA-Be-YOU-tiful Gallery, and weekly, SWISD FaceBook followers are reminded to SHARE and LIKE their favorite entries in the FB Album! Student who want to submit entries can still do so until the deadline - May 1, 2017 - through the AHA-Be-YOU-tiful Art Online Entry Form and File Upload . Plan to attend the May 4th AHA-B Community Rally, where art will be displayed, as well!
    Posted Apr 10, 2017, 10:34 AM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • SWISD Campuses Accept The 2017 Great Kindness Challenge In January 2017, armed with materials provided by the Great Kindness Challenge organization, campuses throughout SWISD experienced an awesome environment created by a purposeful focus on kindness for an entire week. Campus GKC advocates reported amazing, touching acts of kindness witnessed among students, and a palpable improvement in culture, mood, and fun factor within our schools. The Great Kindness Challenge proved to be very successful, as all 17 campuses were registered for the challenge, in addition to Southwest District as a whole. According to GKC officials, no other district had such comprehensive enrollment! Take a look at this slideshow compilation which shows the activities that were reported from SWISD campuses. If your GKC activities are not showing up, please send ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 12:38 PM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • Matt Molak, Advocate of David's Law to Speak at AHA-B Community Rally Matt Molak is the father of David Molak, a sixteen year old whose family says committed suicide in 2016 as the result of suffering prolonged bullying.David Molak was a sophomore, an Eagle Scout, avid Spurs fan, and fitness enthusiast. The family's grief over his loss led to David's Legacy Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending cyber-assisted bullying by educating communities about the harmful effects of cyber abuse, providing support for bullying victims, promoting kindness, and supporting legislation that prohibits the cyberbullying of minors. Go to www.davidslegacy.org for more information about the work of Matt Molak and the foundation named in memory of his son.Thank you to ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 12:37 PM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • AHA-B Overview Provided at Board Brown Bag Luncheon 2-7-17 This slideshow includes highlights of two years of work on the AHA-B initiative, prepared and presented by Lorri Van De Walle as an item of information for the SWISD Board of Trustees' Brown Bag Luncheon. A few Student Sign Spinners performed their sign moves, and the Theater Arts class from Scobee Middle School  presented their original skit, guided by their teacher, Ms. Kara Tindol.
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 11:25 AM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • AHA-B Community Rally Planned for May 4th at the SWISD Spring Complex You won't want to miss being a part of our AHA-B Family/Community Rally which will be held at the SWISD Spring Complex. We have guest speakers such as Epi Quiroga (www.sabullyfree.com) , Matt Molak, advocate for David's Law, S.A.P.D. Chief of Police William McManus, and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar coming to speak to families, local organizations, and educators on the topics of bullying and harassment prevention. Every campus is offering free games and activities such as Angry Bird Sling, Face Painting, Horse Shoes, Mini Train ride, and many, many more! Guests of all ages will enjoy FREE hotdogs, nachos, and bottled water. High energy performances are planned for the evening, including ...
    Posted May 1, 2017, 12:39 PM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
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