DeSoto Parish School Board in Mansfield, Louisiana has launched their Suite360 platform, developed to help students navigate a range of issues related to online bullying, character development, social competence, emotional wellness, and mental health awareness. The highly customizable nature of the Suite360 platform allows each school to tailor their approach and content to best serve their audiences based on demographics, concerns, and desired deployment strategies to best fit their individual needs.
Suite360 enables districts and individual K-12 schools to offer a highly immersive content experience that can be tailored to students by grade and other attributes (ex. student-athletes, gender, at-risk, etc…). The program uses an array of content features, including short, expert-written topics, engaging videos, interactive self-tests, and social media content. Program topics include bullying/cyberbullying, understanding diversity, stress management, time management, substance abuse, nutrition, academic integrity, depression, and many more. The parent program, known as Suite360:Parent, helps parents better understand social & emotional learning and character development so they may better identify and correct risk behaviors, becoming the best possible ally for the school. Suite360:Staff for staff and administrators targets staff with professional development content and sensitivity training. Suite360:Mental Health and Prevention provide students with mental health and substance abuse prevention education. The platform delivers new topics throughout the year, keeping the program relevant and meaningful to all stakeholders. In addition, users have 24/7 access to a vast elective content library that they can explore as needed.
“In DeSoto Parish Schools we recognize that the social-emotional well-being of students has important links to their academic success. Social emotional learning promotes student achievement, student engagement, and a positive school climate and culture. Students often struggle to be in learning mode when their lives are filled with chaos and uncertainty. Just as students’ academic skills need to be taught and nurtured, so do their social and emotional skills.
We are excited in DeSoto to partner with Evolution Labs and use Suite360 in our schools to help our students build stronger social emotional skills. The Suite360 program will help our students manage their emotions, improve decision-making, and engage better with learning.
I love that Suite360 is a research and evidence-backed program, with content aligned to the standards developed by the National Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Another plus is, Suite360 meets students where they are with age appropriate content relevant to the issues and concerns our students face on a daily basis. We will use the program as an intervention piece in ISS, and our counselors and social workers will use it with students who experience common emotional and behavioral issues.” Worlita Jackson-Williams, LCSW-BACS, C-SSWS, School Social Worker for DeSoto Parish Schools
Tracy Howe, co-founder of Evolution Labs said, “We are incredibly excited to partner with DeSoto, their excitement and implementation plan will ensure the optimal delivery of Social-Emotional Content”.
About Evolution Labs
Evolution Labs improves student engagement and outcomes through its proprietary suite of tools for K-12 schools and districts, and Colleges and Universities. In K-12, the Company’s Suite360 program delivers Social & Emotional Learning and Restorative Programming to Students, with additional programs for Parents and Staff to better equip them to be the school/district’s ally. The Company’s S360 program helps K-12 Independent Schools drive enrollment and retention. In Higher Ed, the Company’s S360 program drives inquiries, applications, enrollment yield, and student wellness/success. The team at Evolution Labs has served the educational sector for over 20 years, working with thousands of schools and engaging millions of students. Learn more at http://www.evpco.com.