Growing Resilient Students

In the Northgate School District, we focus on teaching and modeling prosocial behaviors for our students. Examples of prosocial behavior include kindness to each other, kindness in the community, respect for self and others, and a variety of skills designed to help each child be a successful student. While we focus on prosocial behaviors, conflicts between children is a natural part of growing up. When conflicts do occur, we work directly with the children involved to help them resolve the issue and most importantly learn from it.  

In recent years, there has been a lot of media attention on the topic of bullying. Pennsylvania defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” The District focuses on helping students develop behaviors that are not compatible with bullying behaviors and learn strategies for how to respond should bullying occur.