FISD taking a ‘Snapshot’ this year

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Fairfield ISD will implement an eighth-grade through 12th-grade training program this fall that is designed to reduce high-risk behavior and teach emotional intelligence skills to both students and school employees, helping increase safety and confidence at all levels for children and adults.

The program, “Snapshot,” has been used for many years in Texas schools, and several area school districts are starting the training this fall.

Subtitled “Reading and treating people right the first time,” the Snapshot program aims to teach emotional intelligence skills that can be used by anyone in any situation. It trains students and staff such communication skills as how to reduce conflict, how to lead and motivate, and the best way to interact with another person. This all points to the most important task – violence prevention.

“We want to use any proactive approach we can take – don’t want to ever second-guess ourselves,” says FISD Superintendent Jason Adams. “Schools who have implemented this program have reported zero threats, and that’s significant.”

Dr. Adams says that 20 percent of students in grades eight through 12 will go through the program, and will include all categories of students, not just honors-type students.



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