Lakeville Area Schools recognizes Nov. 11-15 as School Psychologist Appreciation Week. School Psychologists provide essential support to our more than 11,500 Lakeville Area students. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these essential staff members.
Whereas, school psychologists play an indispensable role in fostering an environment that is safe, supportive, and conducive to learning in Lakeville Area Schools, and the observance of School Psychologist Appreciation Week in November serves as a welcome opportunity to recognize those who devote themselves to this important work; and
Whereas, school psychologists are trained to apply their expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to promote the well-being and academic success of youth so they can provide support for students by working with teaching staff and parents to develop interventions and by coordinating with pediatricians, therapists, and social workers to maintain a continuum of mental health care; and
Whereas, school psychologists help to teach positive behavior and coping skills, ensure that students are being taught according to their abilities, and to keep all students, including those with diverse learning needs, motivated and engaged; moreover, they are committed to preventing and eliminating bullying and other forms of violence and identifying at-risk students; and
Whereas, integral members of the school communities they serve, school psychologists help young people to successfully navigate social, emotional, and academic challenges, and these dedicated professionals are deserving of our thanks for the vital work they perform each day.
Therefore, let it be resolved: The Board of Education hereby extends its appreciation to the District’s school psychologists for supporting the education of our students, and declares Nov. 11-15 to be School Psychologist Appreciation Week in Lakeville Area Schools.