The Medowlark School focuses on creating balance in education - social,
emotional, physical and academic learning will be embedded daily.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
balanced education means providing direct instruction and guided
practice to teach students the skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary
to handle life’s normal tasks and unexpected surprises. BVSD has
partnered with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional
to proactively teach self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.
Meadowlark School has developed a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
program that teaches, reinforces and rewards positive, responsible
behaviors. The proactive approach to social and emotional learning includes regular instruction in social skills, practice in real-world
settings and personalized support as needed.
active movement is embedded into our core program for all students
and staff. All students are actively engaged in movement throughout
the school day. In addition to physical education classes and
school-sponsored sports, students and their teachers have planned
breaks with fun, rigorous activities.
Exercise Learning Centers in each of our five learning communities so
students who need more movement have an immediate opportunity. Physical
movement has many proven, positive effects on health, attitude and
challenging, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for
students is the heart of the BVSD vision and is the core foundation of Meadowlark. Students are taught how to take the lead in
their own learning. Teaching teams are facilitators and coaches as students move through the BVSD curriculum
and develop their own guiding questions that interest and challenge