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Spartans PAUSE Student Wellness

 

 
 
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

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Jan. 28 Pause Date superimposed over a picture of several students hands petting a doodle dog.
 
 

 


 

How to certify your dog as a therapy pet

How to certify your dog as a therapy pet

join the paws team!

join the paws team!

The MVHS “PAWs" certified therapy dogs and their owners help spread joy during the school year, as they did during December finals.                                                                                                                                                 A masked volunteer kneeling beside a golden doodle dog, who is wearing a red beret
 
If you would like information on how to certify your dog to join the “PAWs” team, email SpartansPause@gmail.com.

 


 

Want to help make stress balls?

Want to help make stress balls?

decorated stress balls, one with a snowman face
 
Spartans PAUSE has flour and balloons left over from the December Spartans PAUSE event. If you would like to help make stress balls to give out at a future Spartans PAUSE event, please email SpartansPause@gmail.com.

 


 

interested in a parent gathering?

interested in a parent gathering?

Spartans PAUSE is considering holding gatherings to give parents an opportunity to connect, create stress balls, sew sleep masks or assemble mini succulents to give away to students at a future PAUSE wellness day. If you have an interest in hosting or coordinating such an event, please email SpartansPause@gmail.com.
 

 


 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Sign up for the e-list

Sign up for the e-list

Keep up with all the Spartans PAUSE activities by signing up for the Spartans PAUSE e-list.

 


 

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. 
 
 
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Practice Wellness With Sparty

Practice Wellness With Sparty

PAUSE and Take Time For Yourself This School Year

PAUSE and Take Time For Yourself This School Year

Mental Health Referral Form

Mental Health Referral Form

QR Code for MVLA Mental Health Referral Form in English
 
QR Code for MVLA Mental Health Referral Form in Spanish
 
 
De-stressing

De-stressing

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.
 
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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.
 
 
Thank you for supporting student wellness at MVHS!
 
Upcoming Spartans PAUSE Dates

Upcoming Spartans PAUSE Dates

  • Spartans PAUSE
Calendar
Calendars
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
 
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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.
 
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Questions?

Questions?

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

                                                                     —Cecilia Tran