Did you have plans to visit a college campus over spring break? If so, don’t worry! You can visit college campuses virtually. Just click HERE to tour the college of your choice. This activity is great for all grade levels!
In addition to taking a college tour, did you know that many organizations are offering virtual tours? See the list below to see what organizations are offering. You’ll never know what you’ll find! (This list has been compiled by our awesome teacher Mrs. Lindsey).
Have you ever felt lonely or rejected? Have you ever had a fear of failure? Have you found it hard to stop obsessing over something that has happened to you? Listen to this amazing TED Talk by Guy Winch - then download the presentation to see some counselor recommendations to improve your emotional resilience.
As always - your counselors are always here for you! If you would like to schedule a counseling appointment, please visit the counseling website:
Even though we are apart- we can still share and celebrate with each other! Each week we will be sending a question or an activity to students and staff. This week I asked our staff to help me welcome our newest co-workers... our pets. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Millie, Stitch and Leo (cute pictures and stories HERE: https://tinyurl.com/MHHSPets1)!
In addition to welcoming our newest Mustangs, this week's question is:
What is one thing that you have been pleasantly surprised by during this unprecedented time?
We can't wait to hear from you! Send in your responses HERE: https://tinyurl.com/MHHSWeekly
Responses will be shared next week.
If you have any four-legged mustangs that you would like featured next week- please fill out the form above with a little something about your pet and a picture!
Happy Friday Mustangs!
You’ve made it through your first couple days of distance learning!
I wanted to share some tips you can practice this weekend.
During stressful times things may seem out of control. One of the many things that helps people get better control during stressful times is prioritizing. Make a to-do list and prioritize. Once you get to checking things off your list your stress levels will hopefully decrease as well.
Time Management Tips Video-Click Here
It is important to remember that stress and mood aren’t always related! Having a stressful day doesn’t mean you can’t have a positive mood. More importantly, staying positive during times of high stress/anxiety is the best way to get through stressful times.
Breathing Exercise to alleviate Anxiety and Stress--Click here
Remember that counselors are available for virtual meetings. Click here to find your counselors calendar to schedule a meeting.
For those of you that are looking for community service opportunities while at home Astoria Senior Living in Tracy, Ca is looking for Pen Pals. Take a picture of your letter/picture/artwork and email it to your counselor to get community service time!
Have a great weekend Mustangs!
In this stressful time, it’s important to absorb some good news and be intentional about noticing happy moments. Here are a few things to help you keep your positive perspective!
Animal Friends! Sometimes a dose of cuteness is the best medicine.
#Caremongering: Let’s be like Canada! In the last few days they have started a movement to spread kindness by helping people in their community. They call it caremongering to counteract the “scaremongering” that is going around. It can even be something as simple as positive messages to encourage friends or helping out family at home. Look for ways to care for others this week.
How To Make a Record Setting Paper Airplane Might as well use your time in the house wisely!
Send firstname.lastname@example.org a video of your paper airplane attempts or an update on how you are caring for yourself or others this week (#caremongering) and you may be featured in next week’s Positive Perspective!
Over the next few weeks while the school is participating in Distance Learning, Counselors will be sending out daily tips, techniques, and activities to help support you during this time.
We realize that a large change such as this can cause stress and anxiety on you and your family. Please take a look at the attached presentation in PDF form designed to target the anxiety or stress you may currently be feeling.
As we start to prepare for distance learning, now is the time to ensure you have an adequate space in your home to work.
If you haven’t done so already, you should establish a daily schedule. Creating a daily schedule will ensure you are dedicating enough time for your studies while also maintaining a healthy school/life balance.
Teachers don’t expect you to work on assignments all day, every day.
In fact, we encourage you to schedule time for yourself!
If you need help creating a daily schedule that works for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your counselor. We are here to help you!
It is our goal to continue to provide comprehensive school counseling services related to academics, personal/social, and career development fields. We will just be doing this in a new way!
As always- the fastest way to reach your counselor is through email or Google Hangouts!
If you would like to make an appointment with your assigned counselor, we have set up a virtual meeting appointment request process during school hours. Please use the links provided in the chart HERE: https://tinyurl.com/MHHSCounselorContact2020
You will be hearing from us daily with various supports, information, and activities.
Counselors may request a meeting with you during school hours. Please keep a close eye on your email, so you do not miss important information!
During the next few weeks counselors are working on transitioning to more virtual experiences. This includes SUCCESS workshops, College Night, Coffee with the Counselor, and more!
Your MHHS Counseling Team!