At St. Margaret Mary, we value each child and promote their daily social and emotional growth. Our guidance counselor mentors students both in and outside of the classroom. We proactively equip students with skills to build strong relationships with a biblically based social and emotional learning curriculum called Friendzy. With monthly visits to each classroom, students will learn God’s design for healthy relationships and be introduced to core competencies and skills that develop self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship tools.   

Research has shown that combining these skills with academic development improves academic performance, attitudes, and relationships with peers and reduces behavior challenges, depression, anxiety, and social isolation. This type of learning will continue to improve our campus culture and benefit our students and communities for a lifetime.   

Parents can engage with their students on Friendzy topics through monthly Friendzy email updates and fun conversation cards sent home on the date of the student’s classroom guidance lesson.