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Social Emotional Learning



What is Social-Emotional Learning?

Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs help youth and adults learn and apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enrich their personal and academic lives. Studies have shown that social-emotional learning programs increase academic performance, attendance, behavior, and post-secondary success.
SEL skills include developing managing emotions, setting and achieving goals, developing empathy for others, establishing and maintaining supportive relationships, collaborating with others, and making responsible and caring decisions. 


How does Satchel Pulse work?

Satchel Pulse is an easy-to-use survey with 25 simple questions. Students use the survey to rate their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship, and responsible decision-making skills.

Students answers help us learn how to best support our student's ongoing development in these five critical skills.

Van Buren County CSD will administer the survey twice a year.


Parent Resources


As a parent, you have the choice to have your student participate. The permission form is included in school registration. 

At Van Buren County CSD we have one goal, be the best school for all kids! 


If you have further questions, please reach out. 

Madison Rushing, Director of Student Family Services & Marketing