SCHOOL CONNECTEDNESS PROGRAM
Dr. Terri Wright
what is school connectedness?
School Connectedness is the belief by students that adults and peers in the school care about their
learning as well as about them as individuals. Students who feel connected to their school are also
more likely to have better academic achievement, including higher grades and test scores, have
better school attendance, and stay in school longer. The ongoing engagement of families,
communities, and scholars help to create a caring and supportive environment suitable for school
The CAB Challenge Program is part of the District’s efforts to foster
school connectedness by establishing a formal structure that will ensure
that each scholar is connected to a Caring Adult in the Building (CAB).
School connectedness is the belief held by students that the adults and
peers in their schools care about their learning as well as about them as
individuals (Center for Disease Control- CDC). At the heart of school
connectedness is the healthy relationship developed
between staff and scholars.
dpi parent workshops
Communicating with scholars teacher
discovering your child's love language
“You may truly love your child, but unless she feels it—unless you speak the love language that communicates to her your love—she will not feel loved.”
using postitve supports at home
“If we don’t shape our kids, they will be shaped by outside forces that don’t care what shape our kids are in.”