Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Dream It - Be It Program

Great opportunity for all of our 9th grade girls! 

This FREE event is hosted at Weber State University in Ogden. Enrollment forms are due by January 14th, 2019. 

Click HERE to access the program enrollment form!



If you have any questions, contact:
Geraldine O. Christensen, Program Coordinator
801-399-9503 or gchristense3@weber.edu

Monday, October 8, 2018

National Bullying Prevention Month

What you can do

Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? There are things you can do to keep yourself and the kids you know safe from bullying.

TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT

Nobody should be mean to others.
  • Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.
  • If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do. Play a game, watch TV, or talk to a friend.
  • Talk to an adult you trust. They can help you find ways to be nicer to others.
  • Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different.  
  • If you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. Everyone feels better.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE BULLIED

There are things you can do if you are being bullied:
  • Look at the student bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. You can also try to laugh it off. This works best if joking is easy for you. It could catch the kid bullying you off guard.
  • If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back. If the bullying persists, find an adult to get involved.
There are things you can do to stay safe in the future, too.
  • Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside. Telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can help you make a plan to stop the bullying.
  • Stay away from places where bullying happens.
  • Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CYBERBULLYING
Bullying does not always happen in person. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or social media. There are things you can do to protect yourself.
  • Always think about what you post. You never know what someone will forward. Being kind to others online will help to keep you safe. Do not share anything that could hurt or embarrass anyone.
  • Keep your password a secret from other kids. Even kids that seem like friends could give your password away or use it in ways you don’t want. 
  • Think about who sees what you post online. Complete strangers? Friends? Friends of friends? Privacy settings let you control who sees what.
  • Keep your parents in the loop. Tell them what you’re doing online and who you’re doing it with. Let them friend or follow you. Listen to what they have to say about what is and isn’t okay to do. They care about you and want you to be safe.
  • Talk to an adult you trust about any messages you get or things you see online that make you upset or uncomfortable. If it is cyberbullying, report it. 

STAND UP FOR OTHERS

When you see bullying, there are safe things you can do to make it stop.
  • Talk to a parent, teacher, or another adult you trust. 
  • Be kind to the kid being bullied. Show them that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at school, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know they aren’t alone.
Not saying anything could make it worse for everyone. The kid who is bullying will think it is ok to keep treating others that way.

GET INVOLVED

You can be a leader in preventing bullying in your community.
  • Find out more about where and when bullying happens. Think about what could help. Then, share your ideas. There is a good chance that adults don’t know all of what happens. Your friends can go with you to talk to a teacher, counselor, coach, or parent and can add what they think.
  • Talk to the principal about getting involved at school. Schools sometimes give students a voice in programs to stop bullying. Create posters for your school about bullying. Be a role model for younger kids.
  • Write a blog or share your thoughts about bullying on social media. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

WSD Transition Fair

Mark your calendars for this great event coming up!

WSD Transition Fair 2018

Learn about services in Utah for youth and adults with disabilities. 
This event is FREE to the public!

Presentations by: 
  • Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Where: 
Weber Innovation Center
1007 W. 12th Street, Ogden, UT

When: 
November 8, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm



Monday, September 24, 2018

HOPE week!


What is HOPE Squad?
"HOPE Squad is a school based peer to peer suicide prevention program. Students are trained and supported to learn how to intervene with peers who are struggling with suicide ideation, being bullied, or just lost in the system" - hopesquad.com

HOPE Squad is here to help RJH students! If you're worried about yourself or a friend, please talk to a counselor. If you are nervous to see one of the counselors ask a HOPE squad member to go with you.

September 24 - 28 is HOPE Week!

HOPE Week Activities: 

Monday: Hold On - tug of war at lunch
Tuesday: Lifesavers handed out at lunch
Wednesday: Persuade - Communication games at lunch
Thursday: Myth vs Fact - study the signs in the hallways and answer correctly at lunch for a reward
Friday: Empower - wear a superhero shirt (not costume) and participate in obstacle course at lunch

HOPE squad BINGO all week long! 


Remember, you can always call 1-800-273-TALK

Or submit a tip to the SafeUT App

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

WHS Prevention Classes

Weber Human Services has announced some of their upcoming classes! Check out the information below!



Learning 2 BREATHE:
Roy: Wednesdays, Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, 6:00-7:00 pm
        Girls class: Roy High School
        Boys class: Roy, location TBD

A mindfulness-based curriculum for adolescents created for classroom or group settings.  This curriculum is intended to strengthen 
attention and emotion regulation, cultivate wholesome emotions like gratitude and compassion, expand the repertoire of stress/
management skills, and help participants integrate mindfulness into daily life. Each lesson includes age-appropriate discussion, 
activities, and opportunities to practice mindfulness in a group setting. 

For more information or to register contact Samantha Tilton – samanthat@weberhs.org

Love and Logic:

Weber High: Tuesdays, Oct. 9 - Nov. 13, 6:00-8:00 pm
Heritage Elementary: Mondays, Oct. 8 - Nov. 19, 6:00-8:00 pm
An evidenced based six week program provides parents and caregivers with practical strategies for preventing and reducing behavior 
problems, increasing motivation, and building assets that contribute to life-long responsibility and resiliency in children and youth.  
Caregivers learn how to preserve and enhance the child’s self-concept, teach children how to own and solve the problems they 
create, share the control and decision-making, combine consequences with high levels of empathy and warmth, and build the adult-
child relationship.

For more information contact Lauren Anderson – laurena@weberhs.org

Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting:

Boys & Girls Club, Roy: Wednesdays, Oct. 9 - Nov. 13, 6:30-8:00 pm
Odyssey Elementary, Ogden: Wednesdays, Oct. 9 - Nov. 13, 6:00-7:30 pm


An evidenced based five week program to teach your children how to handle their emotions effectively and problem solve.  This 
program builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long lasting effects for children. Easy to learn, and used by parents, 
educators and care-givers, it supports kids through life’s ups and downs in a way that builds confidence and helps them grow socially, 
emotionally and intellectually.  Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and ability to handle 
feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life. Acclaimed researchers and therapists Drs. John and Julie 
Gottman created this proven program to show you how to be there for your child when it really counts.

For more information or to register for a class contact Samantha Tilton—samanthat@weberhs.org



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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FYI on a great event coming up! Attend if you can.

Welcome!!!

Welcome to another exciting and adventurous new school year here at Roy Junior! We are off to a great start on our journey and look forward to a fabulous year! Our mission is to have every student have a positive and successful experience in junior high. We are here to help you succeed.  You are always welcome into the counseling center. We are always happy to assist you with anything you need.

Enjoy these helpful tips on what habits can help you become a successful student.

  • Have a set study time everyday.
  • Use a planner or a calendar to keep track of your important assignments and upcoming activities.
  • Come prepared for class everyday.
  • Go to bed early every night to get a good nights rest.
  • Get up early in the morning to eliminate rushing to get out the door on time.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Have a backpack with all of the materials that you need for the day.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to complete assignments and reports.
  • Avoid being distracted by electronic devices.
  • Read for the love of reading.