West Elementary HOPE Squad
WSISD HOPE Squad members in grades four through 12 kicked off Hope Week with a team building event that included games, cheers and an opportunity to get to know one another before the district-wide HOPE Rally on Feb. 4.
The community-wide HOPE Rally event included performances by HOPE Squad students throughout the district.
Brewer High School HOPE Squad members lead the younger students
in getting to know you activities.
Blue Haze Elementary teacher Katie Pearson, a 2011 Brewer graduate, shared her story of how she almost became a statistic as a teen ... 1 of the 800,000 a year who lose their lives to suicide.
"What if we as a school saw hope as something powerful? What if we as a community expected hope? What if we met people with compassion on their bad days?" she said.
HOPE Squad is a suicide prevention program in every WSISD school. Students are trained to be the eyes and ears of the school.
Fine Arts Academy
Blue Haze Elementary