Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) Program
Seven teachers and administrators, our school counselor, and 40 students attended a two-day training in the Safe School Ambassadors model in the spring of 2023. Safe School Ambassadors is an evidence-based socio-emotional learning (SEL) program that trains students and teacher leaders (called mentors) to improve school climate by resolving conflicts and defusing challenging incidents. Our teacher mentors work with our student Ambassadors twice a month during Advisory to train and assist them in developing the skills and competencies that help them effectively reduce incidents of bullying and exclusion on campus. The student Ambassadors are also part of school committees that promote positive activities and events, such as Spirit Days/Spirit Week, School Service, School Activities, and TUPE (Tobacco-Use Prevention Education).
Our teacher mentors and student Ambassadors also plan and host our sixth grade Welcome Day for a few hours during the week that school starts in August. Welcome Day is an opportunity for rising sixth graders to tour our campus, participate in community-building activities, and get to know the routines and rules at Central. If you would like to learn more about the Safe School Ambassadors program, feel free to reach out to Mr. Domer, Dr. Mickelsen, or either of our teacher leaders, Ms. Katie Carter or Ms. Lyndsey Kneebone