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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

 

 


 

 

Postponed


Come Out of the Darkness and Walk
to Support Mental Health Wellness

 

Out of the Darkness Walk Is Postponed
as Caution During Covid-19 Pandemic

small version of Out of the Darkness Walk Flyer   You are invited to join the rest of the Mountain View High community in the Out of the Darkness walk from 5:30 p.m. to sunset Friday, March 13, on the MVHS track. The walk caps the school's Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins Monday, March 9.

Participants will walk around the track for a couple of hours individually or in groups to show support for mental health wellness. The MVHS student Ambassadors are inviting speakers and student performers to entertain the crowd. There will also be resource tables from such supporting organizations as Spartans PAUSE and Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC).

Gather together in support of mental health awareness and student wellness!

Download the flyer.

 


 

PAUSE Community Meeting
All Are Welcome!

Come learn about Spartans PAUSE, year-round MVHS wellness program. The last meeting was held

4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4

in the MVHS College Career Center (next to the library). Check back for future meetings.

 


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
    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