• PEER Syllabus

    2018– 2019

                    Mission Statement:  To provide a medium through which students may lend support to one another, to address important issues throughout the student community, and to establish PEER as an empowered student run organization.

                    The schedule that follows is based on broad goals established for the PEER program by school social worker, guidance counselor, and PEER sponsor Sara Kittelson. The schedule is likely to change over the course of the year with input from PEER students. However, the schedule should be viewed as general outline of the main priorities for activities to be accomplished by PEER in 2018-2019.

    Major activities proposed for 2018-2019:

    ·         New student luncheon – For students new to Loudoun County Public Schools in Sept/October.
     
    ·         Open-lunch  – PEER will be open to student guests with passes provided in the cafeteria or guidance office. Any student may bring his/her lunch to Room L606 to eat on Mon-Fri when PEER meets during 3A. Oct – Jun.
     

    ·         Community service/outreach project – PEER students will organize a major community service project focusing on an issue of their choosing.

     

    FIRST QUARTER SCHEDULE

    Week beginning…

    Instructional focus and activities

    Guests and/or events

    August 20

    What is PEER? Who are we?

    -          Introduction activities and games

    -          Write PEER Mission Statement, review schedule, set goals for year

    -          Design PEER t-shirt, showcase and brochure

     

    September 4

    Skill development and practice

    -          Managing conflicts and problem solving

    -          Plan new student luncheon

     

    Sept. 10

    Skill development and practice

    -          New student luncheon- TBD
    - School social worker conducting active listening seminar

    Sept. 17

    Skill development and practice

    -          Managing conflicts and problem solving

     

    -          School Social worker to conduct seminar

    Sept 24

    Special topics training

    -          Substance abuse prevention

    -          Substance abuse prevention specialist training

    -          

     

    Oct. 1

    Expectations and special topics training

    -          Active Listening

    -          Confidentiality, situations where disclosure is required, processes for accessing support

    -          Depression, suicide prevention

    -          School Social worker conducting active listening seminar

    Oct. 8

    Special topics training

    -          Violence, family issues, relationships, rape

    -          Licensed therapist discussing stress management

     

    Oct. 22

    SAAW 

       -Special Abilities Awareness Week 
    -        Host lunch for SAAW students and facilitate stations during lunch for experiencing a disability.

     

     

     

    SECOND QUARTER SCHEDULE

    Week beginning…

    Instructional focus and activities

    Guests and/or events

    Nov. 

    -          Community outreach research and planning (www.dosomething.org)

     

    -          PEER lunch 

     

    Nov. 

    -          Community outreach research and planning

     

    -          PEER lunch 

     

    Nov. 

    -          Community outreach research and planning

     

     

    -          PEER lunch 

     

    Nov. 

    -          Community outreach planning

     

     

    -PEER lunch 

     

    Dec. 

    -          Community outreach planning

     

    -PEER lunch 

     

    Dec. 

    -          Community outreach planning

     

     

    -          PEER lunch  

     

    Jan 

    -          Community outreach planning

     

    -          PEER lunch

    Jan. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          PEER lunch
    - Semester celebration

    Jan. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          Training follow-up: Topic of student choice with community volunteer expert

     

    -          PEER lunch 

    Jan. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          Training follow-up: Topic of student choice with community volunteer expert

    -          PEER lunch 

     

     

     

    THIRD QUARTER SCHEDULE

    Week beginning…

    Instructional focus and activities

    Guests and/or events

    Jan 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          PEER lunch 

    Feb. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          Advertise and recruit for PEER 2016-17

    -          PEER lunch  

    Feb. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          Advertise and recruit for PEER 2016-17

    -          PEER lunch 

    Feb. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          Advertise and recruit for PEER 2016-17

    -          PEER lunch . 

    Feb. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          Advertise and recruit for PEER 2016-17

     

    -          PEER lunch 

    Mar. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -          Interview PEER applicants

     

    -          PEER lunch

    Mar. 

    -          Community outreach planning

    -      Interview PEER applicants

    -          PEER lunch 

    Mar. 

    -          Interview PEER applicants

    -          Bullying / peer pressure training from community expert volunteer

    -          PEER lunch 
    -  School social worker conducing bullying/peer pressure training

     

    Mar. 

    -          Bullying / peer pressure training with community expert volunteer

    -          Planning for anti-bullying presentations (9th and Seneca Ridge)

    -          Planning for transition-to-high-school presentations

    -          Planning for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

     

    -          PEER lunch
    -   School social worker conducing bullying/peer pressure training

     

     

     

     

    FOURTH QUARTER SCHEDULE

    Week beginning…

    Instructional focus and activities

    Guests and/or events

    April 

    - Community outreach planning

    -          PEER lunch

    Apr. 

    -   Community outreach planning

    -      PEER lunch 
     

    Apr. 

    -    Community outreach planning

    -          PEER lunch 

    May 

    -  Community outreach planning

    -          PEER lunch 

    -          

    May 

    -   Community outreach planning

    -       PEER lunch 

    May 

    - Community outreach planning

     

    -          PEER lunch 

    May 

    -          Preparation and planning for PEER 2018-19 with new members during lunch shifts

    -          PEER lunch 
    -   

    May 

    -          Preparation and planning for PEER 2018-19 with new members during lunch shifts

    -          Year-end celebration planning

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    Jun.

    -          Year-end celebration 

     

     

Last Modified on August 15, 2018