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Arkansas AWARE Advancement School Mini Grant
PG Schools
Monday, September 16, 2019

Prairie Grove Schools have been awarded a $10,000, Arkansas AWARE Advancement School Mini Grant. The award is sponsored by the Department of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education Division. The funding will help bring awareness to mental health and trauma informed practices.

Our elementary teachers will be provided a "calming corner" for their classroom for students who may need a functional space to work through their frustrations and take a moment to calm down.
Faculty and staff at the middle school will have speakers as professional development on Trauma Informed Care and Conscience Discipline to help them identify and respond to students who are in mental health crisis.

A portion of the funding will allow all Prairie Grove faculty and staff to have a mental health awareness t-shirt to wear on Fridays. The grant will also help purchase yard signs to place around campus that have positive messages that echo the t-shirt sentiment.