We have 1 counselor and 1 psychologist on-site at Plymouth School.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), created in 1981, is offered to all 5th grade students in the Monrovia Unified School District. For over two decades, Monrovia Unified School District has been in partnership with the Monrovia Police Department to offer D.A.R.E. classes at each school site. D.A.R.E. educates students about the dangers of drugs. The curriculum contains information about tobacco, alcohol and drugs as well as addresses potential social influences. For example, in one exercise, students learn how to read brain scans and identify how the brain reacts under the influence of different drugs, like LSD or cocaine.
The Positive Action curriculum is comprised of a number of classroom lessons that teach and reinforce positive self-concept and social skills. The program offers lessons at each grade level in elementary school. Positive Action is a research-validated program that is proven to improve behavior, attitude, attendance and academic performance. The lessons include scripts, stories, activities, and discussion questions that cover issues related to positive actions, self-management, respect for others, honesty and self-improvement.
The seven-unit curriculum includes word-of-the-month, self-concept, physical and intellectual positive actions, getting along with others, telling yourself the truth, improving yourself continually.
Positive Action “Words-of-the-Month” are:
September: Respect – Treating others as you want to be treated
October: Responsibility – Doing the right thing
November/December: Self-discipline – Being in control on me
January/February: Caring – Thinking of others
March: Honesty – Telling the Truth
April: Perseverance – Trying more than once
May/June: Resilience – Bouncing back
We suggest that you download the posters and post them in a prominent place in your home. This will help reinforce the character education lessons your son or daughter is learning in school. For a copy of the posters posted at each elementary school site click here.