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The Hesston USD 460 District Framework states the belief that "Relationships are the Foundation of All We Do". Building positive relationships with students helps support student learning and unites our school community by students working collaboratively, practicing effective social skills, and engaging in hands-on, real-world learning. In support of that framework, HMS offers Reach for Success (RS) to our students.

RS is a 20-minute team-building/social skills advisory time that affords HMS students lessons on various themes such as: Respect for others, anti-bullying proficiencies, drug/alcohol prevention, conflict resolution, honesty, diversity, random acts of kindness, teamwork, perseverance, motivation, and more.

Each day our students are lead by our character-trained educators in various team-building activities that pilot healthy dialogue and processing about themes that are socially as well as ethically relevant.

Monthly Themes in RS

AugustAugustAugust
  • Ice Breakers
  • Goal setting
  • Health Study habits
  • Ice Breakers
  • Goal setting
  • Learning Styles
  • Ice Breakers
  • Goal setting
  • All About Me
SeptemberSeptemberSeptember
  • Bullying
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Bullying
  • Cliques - friendships
  • Bullying
  • Respect/manners
OctoberOctoberOctober
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Healthy Choices
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Alternative activities
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Self-esteem builders
NovemberNovemberNovember
  • Being Thankful
  • Food Drive
  • Appropriate interactions
  • Being Thankful
  • Food Drive
  • Choosing Happiness
  • Being Thankful
  • Food Drive
  • Avoid Negative Thinking
DecemberDecemberDecember
  • Finding our own self-gifts
  • Honesty
  • Finding our own self-gifts
  • Dependability
  • Finding our own self-gifts
  • Pride for our School

January

  • Resolutions
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Forgiveness

January

  • Resolutions
  • Diversity Acceptance
  • Cooperation

January

  • Resolutions
  • Appreciating our Heritage
  • Peace making

February

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Test Taking
  • Dating

February

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • State Assessment Tips
  • Divorce

February

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Handling Hurt

March

  • Stress Busters
  • Getting along with Parents

March

  • Brain Games
  • Dealing with Disappointment

March

  • Understanding your teachers
  • Endurance in school

April

  • Team work Challenges
  • Building Emotional I.Q.
  • Motivation

April

  • Team work Challenges
  • Community Service
  • Determination

April

  • Team work Challenges
  • Sportsmanship
  • Life Diligence

May

May

May
  • Review
  • How to be a Hero
  • Exercise
  • Appreciate unsung heroes (custodians, cooks, etc)
  • Review
  • Summer inspiration ideas
  • Create Recognition Program
  • Establish Newcomers
  • Review
  • Good Habits (starting a new habit)
  • Other topics to consider…
• Acceptance• Friendliness• Self-discipline
• Accountability• Honesty• Self-respect
• Behavior• Integrity• Sportsmanship
• Citizenship• Kindness• Temper
• Compassion• Manners• Temptation
• Courtesy• Morals• The Golden Rule
• Conduct• Patience• Tolerance
• Confidence• Perseverance• Truthfulness
• Dependability• Reliability• Trustworthiness
• Determination• Respect• Values
• Endurance• Responsibility• Virtue
• Ethics• Self-Control