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Cox Mill HS - Student Support Services (S3) - 2.3.21

Wellness Wednesday Topic: Personal Power & Stress

Decisions. Timelines. Deadlines. Blah. Blah. Blah. When is Spring Break again? Adulting is hard work! Most of us want to be independent and have power over our own decisions. What we don't always want is the responsibility for making choices or keeping timelines and deadlines. Independence is not as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it's just plain stressful.


Did you view this week's SEL lesson on Personal Power? How are you utilizing your Personal Power to manage your decisions, timelines, deadlines and the stress that can result from the pressure of adulting? Which areas of your Personal Power are helping you to manage your stress -- say about registering for classes for next year, for example -- right now?


Four Areas of Personal Power


  1. Control - Your ability (and choice) to complete an action.
  2. Influence - Your ability to use persuasion to get what you need.
  3. Adaptability - Your choice about how you respond to things.
  4. Surrender - Your choice to give up.


No matter our circumstances, we always have a choice. When faced with a task, decision or dilemma, our Personal Power allows us to take action on our own behalf, to persuade others to help us, to choose how to react to what's happening to us, or to resign ourselves to do nothing and just let things happen. As we move closer and closer to becoming independent adults, we must use our Personal Power to help minimize and manage the inherent stress of making choices that impact us, our future and -- ultimately -- help us meet our goals.

Never give up , Believe in yourself!

Faculty Fun Fact: Molly McClure, Fine Arts Teacher

Most people would be surprised to know that I love reptiles and insects! My pets are a Banana Ball Python, Sharptail Sand Boa, Bearded Dragon, and 6 Hissing Cockroaches in an Vivarium (live ecosystem).

Student Art Gallery

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The most important step of all is the first step. Just begin.

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Registration 2021

  • Registration 2021 is totally virtual this year.
  • Visit our Registration 2021 webpage to learn more & get started.
  • Complete all six steps (see image below) to select your classes for 2021-22.
  • The deadline for choosing your classes in PowerSchool is February 5.
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This week we celebration National School Counseling Week!

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Cox Mill HS - Student Support Services (S3)

Students experiencing or concerned about a mental health crisis should immediately contact the closest adult or call emergency services.
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