Programs

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 time.

  • ·         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 non-disabled.

  • ·         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 opportunity.”

  • ·         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.