Social-emotional skills—like math skills—build on each other. USD 481 will implement the Second Step classroom-based program for the second year. The program is made possible through a KDHE grant and is designed for grades K-8 to teach our kids how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others’ feelings, and have the skills to problem-solve and make responsible decisions, as well as recognize, report, and respond to bullying situations. Watch for information or take-home materials which will periodically be sent to parents/guardians. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Mike Teeter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erika Cook (email@example.com).