•  Mental Health and Wellness

     

    In these challenging times, students and parents may be experiencing anxiety, depression, fear, isolation, frustration and anger. Our Student-Well Being team is available to connect students and their families with community resources that address the non-academic challenges that students face which ultimately impact their ability to learn. Our school has both a social worker and a “wrap-around specialist” who will work with students, teachers, families and community members to provide services for students that support the whole child, including but not limited to uniform, food, rent, legal, and/or mental health assistance. HISD Family and Community Empowerment Department (FACE) has a collection of online resources to help any HISD parent or student looking for assistance in a variety of areas including basic needs such as clothing, financial stability, food and shelter assistance.  There are also resources for family mental health, cultural enrichment, youth mentoring and Hotline and Helpline centers. (http://www.houstonisd.org/communityresource)

     

     

    Social and Emotional Learning

     

    Every student has the daily opportunity to participate in social and emotional learning on campus through:

     

    • Community Circles

    • Literature

    • SEL Lessons

    • Guest Speakers

    • Community Outreach Programs

      • DOW Chemical (Tutoring)

      • Foster Grandparents (Volunteers in the Classroom)

      • DePelchin Children’s Center (https://www.depelchin.org/)

      • HISD C.O.R.E. Program

      • Houston Holocaust Museum

      • Houston Zoo

      • University of St. Thomas

      • University of Houston (Central and Downtown) 

     

    Profile of a Wharton Dual Language Student

     

    Wharton’s discipline philosophy is to help students develop internal control using an integration of strategies from Welcoming Schools, and Sanford Harmony.  Discipline at Wharton will consider the student first and involve him/her in the problem-solving process.  Students will make connections between actions and consequences/ privileges.  Students will learn to reflect on their actions or a situation, communicate how different choices could have led to different outcomes, and internalize learning to use in future decisions.