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Hope Squad

Be the reason someone smiles today - HOPE Squads

White Settlement ISD was the first Texas school district to implement the HOPE Squad program district-wide. Students are nominated by their peers to participate in the suicide prevention program. Visit the HOPE Squad website for more information. 

They are trained to watch for at-risk students, provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults. The goal is to reduce self-destructive behavior and youth suicide by training, building, and creating change in schools and communities.

More than 250 students and employees participate in the HOPE Squad program annually. WSISD has equipped nearly 1,500 students, employees and citizens with Question Persuade Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training because of the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation's support. 

WSISD Hope Days are designed to remind others how important it is to do the simple things to spread kindness, hope and encouragement to others. Students, staff and the community are encouraged to wear yellow, teal and purple, or a hope T-shirt.

BHS It Starts with Hello

Here are some simple things that can make someone’s day:

  • Smile at someone.
  • Send a handwritten note of encouragement.
  • Text some encouraging words to someone in your contacts.
  • Tell someone you appreciate him/her.
  • Say thank you.
  • Ask someone how their day was and listen attentively.
  • Compliment a job well done.
  • Tell someone how they make your day.
  • Call and ask someone how their day is going.
  • Give someone a hug.
  • Do something for another person.