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Spartans PAUSE logo, which consists of the school logo with a stylized

 

 

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

wellness week 
Dec. 12-16

wellness week 
Dec. 12-16

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.
 

 


 

Connect online

Connect online

If you would like to receive periodic updates and have not yet joined, be sure to visit ParentSquare.com and join the Spartans PAUSE Wellness Program community group.  
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

Grocery bags of positivity

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

Check out the Spartans PAUSE YouTube Channel

View PAUSE videos created over the years

 


 

 


 

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.

 


 

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.
 

 


 

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 volunteering on or off campus, please email SpartansPause@gmail.com.
 
 
Thank you for supporting student wellness at MVHS!
 
De-stressing

De-stressing

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
 
Why Spartans PAUSE?

Why Spartans PAUSE?

 
Through Spartans PAUSE, the hope is that students will feel more connected and supported for their overall well-being. Spartans PAUSE aims 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.
 
Virtual calming room

Virtual calming room

Designed by MVHS counselors, the Virtual Calming Room is here to help you with different strategies and tools for managing your emotions.    
 

Enter the Virtual Calming Room.

 

In the foreground, a tower of stones reaches up from a beach. In the background is an expanse of green water under a deep blue sky.
 
 
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. 
 

 


 

Spartans PAUSE is provided by

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
 

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

                                                                     —Cecilia Tran 

 


 

Upcoming Spartans PAUSE Dates

Upcoming Spartans PAUSE Dates

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