Student Wellness

Student wellness is a top priority in the School District of Washington. The SDOW is committed to ensuring a culture of belonging for each and every student in the district. In order to accomplish this goal, we have taken several action steps:

11 Principles of Character Education: The district has adopted the 11 Principles of Character Education as the framework to create a culture of belonging. As a district, we want to ensure all students learn Respect, Ownership, Commitment, and Kindness (ROCK). To learn more about our Character Education initiative, please visit this link.

Staffing: The SDOW has an incredible school counseling department. Each building is staffed with at least one full time counselor. Each team member works to implement the Missouri Comprehensive Counseling Model in the school. Additionally, we have a social worker to provide support to our students as well. For more information, please visit our School Counselor webpage.

Parent Partnership: As a school district, we recognized that it is our honor to walk alongside families for the period of time their children are in our school buildings. That is why partnering with families is such an important part of our work. To learn about all the ways we can partner together, please visit our Parent Resource webpage.

988 Suicide and Crisis Life Line: 988 became the national three-digit phone number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises. Anyone in need of crisis support for themselves or someone else should call 988. 988 calls will be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline centers in each state.

Home - Missouri 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


Additional Supports: Some students will need additional instruction beyond the 11 Principles of Character Education. When a student needs more instruction in the area of Social Emotional Learning or behavior interventions, it is important that the district has a menu of supports. Collaborating with families is of the highest priority when a student needs additional support. Your child’s school will collaborate with you to develop a plan to meet your student’s needs if additional support is needed. A list of some of the supports that are available are on the student services webpage.

Rachael Wilcox, Ed.S.

Director of Social Emotional Learning

School District of Washington

[email protected]