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Celebrating Calhoun County Elementary Schools’ ESMH Sites

Apr 4, 2024 | Current Events, News

Calhoun County Elementary Schools offer a variety of family and community engagement opportunities throughout the year to maintain meaningful connections. The Back to School Bash provided games, prizes, live music, and food to over 370 people. Over 400 people attended the Annual Pumpkin Patch which included eight vendors, a story walk, games, a sensory bin with corn, a book nook, photo props, snacks, live music, and door prizes. The schools celebrated the holidays with a Pancakes and Pajamas event offered to over 120 students, parents, and vendors, bringing the community together for one amazing evening. The schools work hard to support families in need of food and clothing assistance. Pleasant Hill and Arnoldsburg Elementary Schools have closets for students in need of clothing, personal hygiene items, and extra school supplies. They also send home weekend food bags for approximately 50 students.

Arnoldsburg and Pleasant Hill Elementary schools are ESMH grant sites in partnership with Minnie Hamilton Health System via grant support from WVDoHS’ Bureau for Behavioral Health. Calhoun County Schools partner with a wide variety of other community agencies to support their students and staff across the three tiers of the ESMH framework. Both elementary schools implement the evidence-based programs: Too Good for Drugs (prevention), Ripple Effects, and I Can Problem Solve (early intervention). In addition, the schools use the universal Sesame Street program. Program implementation is going well within the schools, and they look forward to adding additional programs as student data indicates the need.

To learn more about Calhoun County Schools events, check out their website.