Student representatives shared highlights from the first semester.
- Palatine High School hosted a wellness week. The week consisted of sixteen lunch period workshops on 8 different topics related to physical, mental, and social well-being. The topics for the week were handling anxiety & stress, the impact of sleep deprivation, and healthy eating. Friday Fun was a Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream truck and comfort dogs. Additional semester one activities included share a smile, movie night, and good luck pencils and candy for finals.
Fremd High School focused on preparing for finals and communication. The committee shared several organization tools to plan ahead to manage stress. The focus was on stress management, balance, and self-care. Students had the opportunity to make their own stress kit. Fremd also brought in therapy dogs for the final two days of finals. In addition to focusing on finals, the team has been communicating with administration on the why behind the changes to security.
Conant High School hosted a mental health fair and a Cougar way lesson. The mental health fair included several CHS clubs along with outside agencies. The Cougar way lesson focused on how to manage stressful situations. The lesson was developed based on what students reported on the Panorama survey. In addition, the committee held a Destress for Finals event.
Schaumburg High School hosted a wellness fair. Students engaged in nineteen stations ranging from financial to physical, to social and emotional wellness. The fair was organized by students for students with the support of the advisors.
Hoffman Estates High School hosted several activities first semester. Students participated in gratitude grams during the week of Thanksgiving and feel good fridays. For finals week the committee focused on study tips and encouragement/affirmation during the extended media center hours.
Higgins Education Center created a gratitude video, held a thanksgiving luncheon, shared healthy holiday coping strategies, attended the Schaumburg wellness fair and went to sunrise for team building.
North Campus hosted therapy dogs, participated in volunteering activities, attended sunrise outdoor adventure and shared “Gobble Grams” with positive message notes.
The committee discussed the 5 Essentials Survey, specifically student peer relationships as outlined in the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. The committee focused on developing common language about expected peer relationships based on verbiage used in the 5 Essentials survey.
Second semester teams will focus on the wellness goal within the strategic plan. Specifically, they will focus on engaging school-based student wellness teams to provide feedback on student mindset towards, trust, safety, and collective responsibility.
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