The Following is a list of current School Climate Programs and Initiatives being implemented at Toyon Middle School:
Every Monday Matters. Creates and
delivers programs that inspire people to understand how much they matter and
empower them to get involved and make a difference… one Monday, one action at a
Breaking Down the Walls. A
comprehensive program designed to unify, empower, and engage every student to
create a positive and supportive campus climate.
Circle of Friends. A social
inclusion program for students with disabilities of all ages that establishes
an understanding and acceptance of differences on school campuses and in
community life, decreasing bullying and erasing the lines between disabled and
Positivity Club. A student
developed club that works in collaboration with other student groups to sustain
a positive message of learning and behavior at school.
Friday Night Live Mentoring.
Provides opportunities for young people to be in ongoing, mutually beneficial,
caring relationships which strengthen a young person’s resiliency to the
challenges they face in life.
Leadership Development Class. An
elective course designed to empower students with new knowledge regarding how
they can contribute to their school and community. Central themes include
understanding of self, respect for others, personal responsibility for school
and community improvement.
Quarterly Celebration Rallies.
Student led rallies celebrate students with perfect attendance, 4.0 gpa’s, and
zero behavioral point. Rallies are centered around the student mission, “Building
a healthy, caring community through respect, compassion, encouragement, and
Teen Circle promotes resiliency and healthy relationships in pre-teen and adolescent
girls. Our purpose is to encourage the development of strength, courage,
confidence, honesty, and communication skills for all girls. Our goal is to
create safe, culturally competent and trauma-informed environments to honor
girls’ development and to enhance girls' abilities so they are able to take
full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and
potential for healthy relationships. Girls Circles are uniquely positioned to
address and challenge cultural messages that limit and distort girls'
self-image, and provide a female-responsive rites of passage process to support
identity development. We have found that girls' self-expression within a safe
caring environment encourages self-confidence, authenticity in relationships,
and enhanced judgment skills.