Social/Emotional Student Support


Nicole McGrath - PBSES Coach

Maywood Middle (425) 837-6980 phone
mcgrathn@issaquah.wednet.edu

Schedule


Mondays:  11:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesdays:    7:30 – 3:00 PM

Wednesdays:  8:00 – 12:00 PM

Thursdays:  7:30 – 11:00 AM

The Maywood Way

The Maywood Way Matrix helps guide students’ behavior in all school environments. Posters are displayed in classrooms, hallways, the cafeteria, and all other common areas to ensure that students have access to information guiding each student to Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Be Your Best.

Books:

How to Raise An Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

How to Raise An Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Queen Bees and Wannabes, by Rosalind Wiseman

Queen Bees and Wannabes, by Rosalind Wiseman

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens, by Laura S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens, by Laura S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt

Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman

Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, by Michael Riera

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, by Michael Riera

PBSES at Maywood

PBSES photo

PBSES in Issaquah is a district initiative targeting students in elementary through middle school.  The link below takes you to the Issaquah PBSES site where you can learn more about this effort. 

PBSES in Issaquah School District

What does a PBSES Coach do?

A Positive Behavior Support Coach has many roles in the school environment such as:

  • leader in promoting understanding of PBSES
  • trainer and coach working directly with staff to implement interventions
  • providing whole school professional development in which they inform about evidence-based practices of PBIS, SEL, Positive relationships and Proactive Classroom Management.  
  • collector of data to monitor progress and aid in decision making
  • maintaining the PBSES team that creates/evaluates the school-wide behavior expectations, using data-based decision making, and problem solving process to work within the multiple tiers of support. 

What is PBSES?

Watch this short video for additional information.

Social Emotional Learning:  Second Step Curriculum

We want your child to be successful in school, and that means going beyond the basics. Excelling in academic classes is important, but students also need to know how to learn, make good decisions, handle strong emotions, and get along with others.

This year all Issaquah Middle Schools will begin the Second Step Middle School Program, which focuses on skills and concepts that are designed to help students both in and out of school. These include:  Mindsets and Goals, Values and Friendships, Thoughts, Emotions, and Decisions, and Serious Peer Conflicts.

 

Each week a lesson is taught we will post a short summary and family connection question in our school E-News. If you have any questions about the Second Step Middle School Program, please do not hesitate to contact Nikki McGrath, Maywood’s PBSES Coach, for more information. Thank you for supporting your child in learning the skills and concepts that lead to success in school and in life.