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Spartans PAUSE Student Wellness
Spartans PAUSE Student Wellness Initiative—supporting student wellness by providing a variety of health-promoting activities to all students on a monthly basis
Thank you, Laura Norris
The Spartans PAUSE team wishes Laura Norris a fond farewell, as her child graduates. Laura, who shepherded the program from a pick-me-up before and during exams into a monthly wellness benefit for the MVHS community, leaves the program in the hands of Ambassador Advisor Mrs. Camarillo; the student Ambassadors; and parents who will be carrying on the PAUSE program.
mental health awareness week
The Bay Area storm and local power outages did not diminish the annual week devoted to mental well being. Such activities as art therapy, creating awareness bracelets, coloring a mural and a student mental health panel took place throughout the week of March 13-17, culminating in the Out of the Darkness Walk around the Spartan field track on Friday.
April Spartans PAUSE Highlights
When you feel overwhelmed, identify and name ...
5 things you see
4 things you feel
3 things you hear
2 things you smell
1 thing you taste
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.
Practice Wellness With Sparty
PAUSE and Take Time For Yourself This School Year
Grocery bags of positivity
Students decorated 100 bags during the October PAUSE. The bags were delivered to Hope’s Corner in Mountain View, with the aim of brightening the lives of those who receive food there.
Check out the Spartans PAUSE YouTube Channel
How to certify your dog as a therapy pet
Join the PAWs team!
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. Interested in hosting or coordinating such an event?
How You Can Help
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
Why Spartans PAUSE?
Virtual calming room
Spartans PAUSE is provided by
- Spartans PAUSE Chair Laura Norris 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