Capital Staffulty Newsletter
Upcoming Events & Reminders
Tuesday, Nov. 6th - Great day to nominate a Student of the Month, AVID Site Team Meeting 3:20PM Brett Twiss' Room.
Wednesday, Nov. 7th - Whole School PLC on Focused Notes 7:30AM
Thursday, Nov. 8th - Debate/Speech Bear Brawl @ Central Valley Spokane, WA
Friday, Nov. 9th - Debate/Speech Bear Brawl @ Central Valley Spokane, WA, Girls Soph Basketball @ Timberline High 4:30 pm, Girls JV Basketball @ Timberline 6:00 pm, Girls Varsity Basketball @ Timberline High 7:30 pm.
Saturday, Nov. 10th - Debate/Speech Bear Brawl @ Central Valley Spokane, WA, Boys Varsity Cross Country NXN Northwest Regional, Girls Cross Country NXN Northwest Regional, Girls Soph Basketball vs Borah High @ Capital 3:00 pm, Girls JV Basketball vs Borah High @ Capital 4:30 pm, Girls Varsity Basketball vs Borah High @ Capital 6:00 pm.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON UPCOMING ANNIVERSARY
Our Capital High family suffered a tremendous loss last year with the death of Drew Holstein on November 15th, 2017. Leading up to the anniversary, we are anticipating that students and staff will be impacted.
Please pay close attention to your students and anticipate some will have reactions. If you notice that any student or staff is struggling, please let administration or counselors know.
Please review class lessons you have planned around the anniversary dates for curriculum content that deals with death. Remember the circumstances of the death do not have to be similar to be emotionally challenging to students experiencing anniversary reactions. Consider substituting alternate assignments that focus on resilience, overcoming difficult life challenges, etc.
The bottom line is that anniversary reactions are normal reactions to extraordinarily upsetting events. While they dissipate on their own, it can really be helpful for students to feel that their loss- as well as the importance of their relationship to the deceased-are acknowledged. Your awareness of the dynamic of anniversary reactions and the fact that some students may need a little extra help to deal with them can go a long way in helping these kids get through a challenging emotional time.
Please take a moment to read the attachment as it provides some additional insight as well.