Calming corners were initiated at PES and other schools throughout the district in the Spring of 2022. Through the Center for Disease Control grant. PES was one of the first schools in the district to become trauma informed. A trauma-informed school recognizes and responds to the behavioral, emotional, relational, and academic impact of traumatic stress on those within the school system. Calming corners provide a safe place for students to de-escalate and manage their response to stress so they are better equipped to focus and learn while remaining in the classroom.