Still Time to Register for Building the Heart of Successful Schools, Tobacco Policy Checklist, Security Assessments, & More Trainings Added
November 2015 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available:
Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference, Dec. 3-4
Still Time to Register!

Click here for more information. Keynote presenters are Joyce James and Dr. Adolph Brown. The conference is December 3-4, 2015 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. Online registration will be open until November 25.  After then you can register by calling Elizabeth Pease, 608-267-9240.

There are two pre-conference options on December 2: Second Step Middle School Implementation Training (separate registration) or Safe and Inclusive Schools for All Students lead by Elizabeth Schroeder.
95 School Districts Updated Tobacco Policy-Checklist Available
from Brenda Jennings, DPI Consultant

We have compiled a checklist for schools to use when reviewing current tobacco policy in regards to other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.  You can use the E-cigarette sample school policy language from the Public Health Law Center available on DPI's Tobacco Prevention website along with the checklist.  We modeled the checklist with this model sample policy language document, so it would be easy to use.  We also have a list of schools that have updated their school policies on the DPI website located here Wisconsin School Districts that have updated their school tobacco policies.  Please let me know ( if your school district has updated your tobacco policy and we can add it to our list.
School Security Assessments Updated

Funded by a DPI Emergency Management grant, funds are available to offset the cost of a School Security Assessment provided by the WI School Safety Coordinators Association through the 2015-2016 school year. Contact Lynn Verage, WISH Regional Coordinator for more information, (715) 453-2141 or

WISH Center Workshops

PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning (Open to all school and community partners)
Workshop 1: Focus on Crisis Planning
Workshop 2 Focus on Crisis Intervention/Recovery
Readiness and Emergency Management for K-12 Schools (Registration Coming Soon)
  • March 1, 2016, Wintergreen Resort, Wisconsin Dells
  • March 3, 2016, Metropolis Resort, Eau Claire
Using Restorative Practices and Circles in a School Setting
School SBIRT
Educating Mindfully: Practice for Educators and Learners
AODA Basics Online Course Coming February 1-29, 2016*

*Graduate Credit Available for fee through Viterbo University
All events are contingent on a minimum of participants.
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