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Student Assistance Coordinators (SAC)

K-5 Student Assistant Coordinator (SAC)
Mrs. Jennifer Panas
☎ 856-327-6086
6-12 Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC)
Mrs. Tina Benishek
☎ 856-327-6064
Student Assistance/Substance Awareness Program
The Student Assistance/Substance Awareness Program is a school-based program designed to assist students with personal and or drug/alcohol related problems that are affecting school performance. The Student Assistance/Substance Awareness Program also promotes the general development of students self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, problem solving, and coping skills.
Seeking Help
Students are encouraged to seek help for problems with or related to drug and/or alcohol use. The district has special staff members and services available to help with direct assistance or confidential referral. There is no punishment for voluntarily seeking help.
SAC Sponsored Programs
Big Buddies/Little Buddies Program After school activities offered to students in grades 1-3. Each elementary student is matched with a Millville High School student. The purpose of the program is to develop friendship through structured activities. Students participate in four activities through the year. The activities are: Get To Know Each Other, Storybook Land, Bowling, and Roller Skating Party.
I&RS Team (Intervention & Referral Services Team) To comply with the state requirements under Programs To Support Student Development, our district has implemented an I&RS Team. The team identifies students who are experiencing difficulties in behavioral, health, and/or learning. Caring interventions and appropriate referrals foster student success.
Natural Helpers Program Peer leadership program offered to students in grades 7 to 12. The students are selected by their peers and faculty based on trust. The premise of the program is students are more likely to talk to their own peers than their parents or other adults in dealing with adolescent issues. Students learn to take care of themselves in order to take care of others. The students are trained to make appropriate referrals. The training has been held at Mt. Misery in Browns Millis, NJ.
Outdoor Experiential Various outdoor experiential activities are offered to students in grades 6 to 12. The activities will enhance communication skills, decision making skills, trust, and coping skills to deal with everyday living.
SOAR (Summertime Organized Appropriate Recreation) Day Camp The camp is offered to students in grades 4 to 5. The camp is sponsored by the Millville Municipal Alliance and the Millville Public Schools Student Assistance/Substance Awareness Program. Students learn positive ways to enjoy their lives by expressing themselves physically, intellectually, and creatively. High School students serve as camp counselors. The program provides an opportunity for the High School students to demonstrate that there are many ways to have fun free of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
Support Group Offered to students in grades 1 to 12. A support system designed to help students develop their communication skills, trust, decision making skills, coping skills, and discover their potential by relating to their peers.