The Blevins Integrated Services Department serves students with a wide variety of learning needs. Our goal is to provide all students with the support and tools necessary to be successful, independent students and citizens. The I.S. Department at Blevins includes a broad spectrum of support for students who have Individualized Education Plans. In addition to multi-categorical programming, Blevins houses a center-based program for students identified with a Serious Emotional Disability. Within the department, there are three multi-category teachers, one center-based SED teacher, a social worker, a school psychologist, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, and paraprofessionals who assist the teachers with in-classroom support. The department integrates students with Individualized Education Plans into the general education setting to the maximum extent possible. Blevins’ Integrated Services team members strive to meet Poudre School District’s goal of partnering to achieve academic goals and realize meaningful outcomes for all students.
The SED program at Blevins Middle School is one of three middle school center-based programs that serves students who have been placed due to significant emotional, behavioral and relational challenges, which may impact their ability to be successful at their home school. We provide every student with a safe and positive learning environment that reveals students’ potentials, cultivates self-worth, respect for others, and the desire to learn. Our program offers direct instruction in emotion regulation, social skills, study skills, anger management, conflict resolution, problem-solving, goal setting, organization and time management, as well as academic support for all subjects.
The key elements of the program include: IEP goal focus and accountability, supportive environment and teaming, SEL and direct social skills instruction, targeted academic instruction, behavioral interventions and goal-setting, reinforcement systems, point sheets and data collection, safe space for de-escalation, consistent communication with parents, and collaboration with outside agencies. Students are integrated into the general education setting to the maximum extent possible, with support as needed from the Integrated Services staff.
SED Team Includes:
Kris Horn (SED Teacher)
Alex Darville (IS Teacher)
Jenny Mogonye (IS Teacher)
Megan McDonough (IS Teacher)
Veronica Bechara (Social Worker)
Carol Thruman (Psychologist)