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Sprauve and Benjamin School Staff Will Close Two Days for Training

Sept. 1, 2007 – The faculty and staff at the Julius E. Sprauve and Guy Benjamin Elementary Schools are the recipients of the Educator for Social Responsibility conflict resolution training series scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 4 and 5, according to a press release from Principal Mario Francis. There will be no classes for students attending either school on those days.
The two-day training, which has been implemented throughout 400 suburban, urban and rural districts worldwide, focuses on the concept of educating the whole child. Francis said, "This research-based program has been shown to help students in grades K-12 develop skills toward maintaining healthy lives. The National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University found that children receiving this instruction showed positive social and academic development, thereby performing significantly better on standardized tests." The implementation of the program concepts will also run concurrently with the district's Positive Behavior Mode.
"The training is important because it will provide us with an opportunity to collaborate and devise a system of operation for dealing with our students both behaviorally and academically," he added. "The administrations, faculty and staff will further have occasion to examine themselves and determine what changes they may need to make in order to create the best environments possible for all students."
Funding for the training was made possible by a grant from the St. John Community Foundation. The $14,500 grant was prepared by Sprauve teacher Lecia Richmond.
Classes will resume their regular schedules on Thursday, Sept. 6.

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