Beal City Schools Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
Beal City MTSS Work
Beal City Public Schools has entered into a partnership with Gratiot-Isabella RESD and Dr. Jim Harris to evaluate our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for our students here at Beal City. While we feel good about many of the things that we have in place, it never hurts to get an outside opinion on how we could make our systems even better. Our Elementary team meets monthly with Amy Salogar from the RESD and Dr. Harris.
Dr. Harris was also the keynote speaker for our regional professional development in November at the Soaring Eagle conference center. Jim presented his message on the importance of building strong relationships with students and creating a positive school culture. He advocates that connections with others is what truly makes experiences meaningful and we are looking for ways to build on this idea in our school.
One program that we have started as a result of this learning is a mentoring program. Mrs. Crowley has taken the lead on this initiative by pairing up students from her Healthy Living class with students from the elementary. These mentors come down to meet with their “buddies” during lunch and recess. They check in with them to see how things are going and play games with them on the playground. While it is in the early stages, this program appears to have great promise. Being a K-12 building, we have the opportunity to do some amazing things. The program is mutually beneficial for all involved and we are very excited to see how this could grow over the next few years.