Social & Emotional Learning
At J.M. Grasse we place great value on our students' social and emotional development. Social and emotional learning skills include the ability to recognize and manage emotions; care about and respect others; develop positive relationships; make good decisions, and behave responsibly and ethically.
To support this, the district has identified ten themes to develop the competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Those ten themes form the acronym TAKES PRIDE. These themes have been used to shape social and emotional learning for all students in Pennridge. We focus on one theme of positive behavior each month that promotes social and emotional learning. TAKES PRIDE is used in conjunction with CARES, our School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program (PBIS), to help students be successful in school, in the community, and in their personal relationships.