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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

  • AHA-B Steering Group Meetings Move to Thursdays! In response to feedback about conflicts with the Principals Meetings on Wednesdays and coverage at campuses, AHA-B Steering Group meetings have moved to Thursdays beginning in February. Campuses should be ready to report out their Great Kindness Challenge activities or plans for this year, as well as share pictures and videos at the meeting February 9. Want a quick way to prepare for your presentation? Update your campus activities slides with images and captions: https://sites.google.com/a/swisd.net/aha-b/home/campus-awareness-activities If you need help with accessing your Google Slides for your campus, or you would like to add a video, please let me know or contact Abigail Ortega at 210-622-4330 ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2017, 2:34 PM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • AHA-B Wins Grant to Fund New Student Group! It doesn't get more exciting! Imagine our own SWISD students spinning signs with AHA-B messages. They'll be trained by the best - AArrow Sign Spinners have partnered with us to get our new spirit group, the SWISD AHA-B Student Sign Spinners going strong. The award of $10,157 comes from winning the Spurs TeamUp Challenge, a grant made possible by the Silver & Black Give Back. If you would like to see the grant application put together by a small group of AHA-B Steering Group members, you can check out the grant details here. Special thanks to Lori Perez, Stephanie Rodriguez, Daisy Nieto, and Dr. Brenda Patrick for believing in an idea and working to write a ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:13 AM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • New Web Page Spotlights Campus AHA-B Activities October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the timing is just right for the launch of the new SWISD AHA-B website. In addition to information about the AHA-B Steering Group and AHA-B Community Task Force meetings, the site features AHA-B News and Announcements, as well as basic information about the AHA-B District Initiative.  The Campus Awareness Activities page is a great place for our all campuses to add pictures, videos, and event descriptions throughout this important awareness month. Every campus has access to add content to the slideshows. To find out more, contact your campus Steering Group members, or for publishing on other pages, contact Lorri Van De Walle at 210-622-4330 X3998.
    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 11:50 AM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • Top 10 SWISD AHA-B Priorities Announced After Chief Palomo's pep talk at the September 26 AHA-B Community Task Force meeting, the room was all a-buzz when parents and SWISD staff members grouped into 10 working sessions, or Priority "Bee Hives." The energy and passion in these team discussions was all focused on moving forward with the Top Ten Priorities for AHA-B, which were also announced at the meeting. These priority areas were identified by Steering Group members who worked over the summer to identify areas of need in the AHA-B Survey data gathered in March 2016 from students in 3rd through 12th grades, parents, and district staff.Priority 1: All suspected bullying or harassment must be reported. Priority 2: Safe climate ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 2:41 PM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
  • Police Chief Richard Palomo Speaks Out Anticipation filled the room on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m., as members of the Anti-Harassment, Anti-Bullying (AHA-B) Community Task Force filled the Professional Development Building for their first meeting of the 2016-17 school year. Chief Richard Palomo took center stage to open the meeting with a question, “How many of you have been bullied at some point in your life? Hands timidly went up, as anxious eyes looked around the room. More hands were up than down as Chief Palomo began. He shared how he had been bullied as a child - his lunch money extorted on a daily basis at the hands of another student at his middle school. Chief Palomo said, “He had ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 11:21 AM by Lorri Van De Walle-James
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