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Mountain View High Spartans logo and Spartans PAUSE logo: PAUSE and Take Time for Yourself

 

 

Spartans PAUSE Student Wellness Initiativesupporting student wellness by providing a variety of health-promoting activities to all students on a monthly basis

 

Mountain View High's Spartans PAUSE program aims to support student wellness by providing a variety of self-care activities to all students on a monthly basis. 
 
Funded by the PTSA, Spartans PAUSE is an ongoing collaboration among the PTSA, school administration, staff, student ambassadors, advisors and community partners. It helps to create a positive and welcoming culture on campus that promotes student wellness, so students feel connected and supported.    
 
During monthly PAUSE days, students are greeted in the morning with healthy snacks, and a few activities are offered during lunch. The PAUSE team tries to select inclusive activities in which all students can participate. 

Why Spartans PAUSE?

Why Spartans PAUSE?

 
Through Spartans PAUSE, we hope students will feel more connected and supported for their overall well-being. We also hope to provide opportunities for students to develop life skills that will serve them beyond the school years, like self-care, balancing work and play, creating healthy relationships, and strengthening their sense of connection, belonging and community involvement.
 

Activities May Include ...

Activities May Include ...

 

Pause Dog

 Morning SnacksPause Bubbles  * Chair Massage * Cookie Decorating

 

Music in the Quad * Farm Animals * MVHS Jazz Band

 

Therapy Dogs * Giant Bubbles * Yoga * Stress Ball Making

 

Fruit-Infused Water * Mindfulness Activities

                                       

   

                                                                        


Goals of Spartans PAUSE

Goals of Spartans PAUSE

  • Empower youth to be advocates for their health
  • Help eliminate the stigma of seeking help 
  • Offer a community that cares and supports
  • Increase connections on campus 
  • Provide students with self-care tips and wellness tools

  • PAUSE Themes

    PAUSE Themes

    The motto for Spartans PAUSE is, "PAUSE and TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF." 
     
    The monthly PAUSE events try to support one of the five PAUSE themes: "PLAY," "EAT," "RELAX," "CONNECT" and "HELP."
     
    When days are challenging, consider pausing to try a few of these strategies. PAUSE and TAKE TIME TO . . .
     
    • PLAY: Move. Take a walk. Play a game.
    • EAT: Nourish yourself. Have a snack.
    • RELAX: Meditate. Listen to music. Rest.
    • CONNECT: Talk to someone you trust.
    • HELP: Volunteer or help someone else.

     


     


     


     


     

    PAUSE Schedule Flyer

    PAUSE Schedule Flyer

     
    Small version of Spartans PAUSE flyer
     

    How You Can Help

    How You Can Help

     
     
    Volunteers are needed and welcome to support the program throughout the year. If you are interested in donating supplies or volunteering on or off campus, please contact Spartans PAUSE Leads Laura Norris, Adri Shustock, Jennifer Walsh and Colleen Mullenex at SpartansPause@gmail.com.
     
    Or add your name to the volunteer sign-up sheet.
     
    Thank you for supporting student wellness at MVHS!
     
     
    Upcoming Spartans PAUSE Dates

    Upcoming Spartans PAUSE Dates

    • Spartans PAUSE Dates
    Calendar
    Calendars

     

    De-stressing

    De-stressing


    Questions?

    Questions?


    Spartans PAUSE is provided by

    Spartans PAUSE is provided by

     
    • Spartans PAUSE Chairs (Laura Norris, Adri Shustock, Jenn Walsh and Colleen Mullenex) and the Spartans PAUSE Team
    • Ms. Camarillo (Student Ambassador Advisor) and the MVHS Student Ambassadors 
    • MVHS PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) 
    • Others who care about student wellness
     

    “Self-care means giving yourself permission to PAUSE.”

                                                                         —Cecilia Tran