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Message from Reem & Amy
We are here to promote wellness and provide support during the school closure. Our website contains information, resources, and activities to support a positive educational experience at home. The website will continually be updated with helpful information. Please do not hesitate to contact us through email. Stay well and healthy.

Child Mind Institute Helpful Info
Video Messages from Amy and Reem
Contact Information

Phone Number:
(207) 693-6828
Ext. 230 (Amy Saunders)
Ext. 231 (Reem Bechara)

Group Counseling

12 days ago

Small groups are focused on supporting students Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to promote academic success. 

Restorative Circle

Through restorative practice, students learn to communicate their feelings appropriately, while learning conflict resolution strategies.


Students learn to focus their attention on the present moment and practice mindful coping strategies. This increases self-awareness and self-regulation skills.


Students learn strategies for creating and maintaining healthy relationships. Students gain social skills with a focus on communication and friendship.

School Wide Presenters/Events

13 days ago

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Cromwell provides classroom lessons, which are offered at no cost to schools. They have become an integral part of many Maine schools’ anti-bullying, inclusion, and community-building efforts.

Cromwell Center Website

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SARSSM’s education programs teach students  how to respond to and prevent sexual violence, as well as inform students on the importance of getting support. All programs meet the Maine State Learning Results for health education. 

SARSSM Website

Meet Your School Counselors

10 days ago

Amy Saunders

Grades 2-4

My name is Amy Saunders. I have been a school counselor at SLS for 6 years and have been in the mental health field working with children since 2003. I am K-12 certified Professional School Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). am happy to be working with the SLS students and families this year!

Reem Bechara
Grades K, 1, & 5
My name is Reem Bechara, and I am a K-12 certified Professional School Counselor and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am originally from Maryland, where I completed my Bachelor's and Mater's degrees at the University of Maryland and Loyola University respectively, as well as acquired experience as a K-5 elementary School Counselor. This is my second year working at SLS. I look forward to working with the students and families at SLS this year!


Wellness Class

10 days ago

Our Wellness Classes focus on Mindfulness and Social Skills. Students develop skills in attention, awareness, and self regulation. Students become familiar with key parts of the brain. They begin to understand how their feelings arise and that they have the ability to change the way they respond. In addition, students learn about empathy, kindness, and friendship.