Dragons Dig Deep

A Mental Health and Wellness Newsletter from CHS Counselors

October 2020

CHS Counselors love our students, parents, and staff!

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Important Dates

Dragons Go Blue - October 5th

Mental Health Awareness Week - Oct 4-10

PSAT/PreACT - Oct. 14

End of First 9-Week Term - Oct. 16

CISD Virtual College Fair - Oct. 21

Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 26-30


“Bullying means a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, through electronic means, or physical conduct, and that has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, causing a student to experience substantial negative mental health effects, damaging a student ’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property; is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student; disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school and includes cyberbullying.” (Senate Bill 179, AKA “David’s Law”)

Students are encouraged to report any bullying or harassment to school officials; they can also make anonymous reports through the Dragon Tip Line.

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Coffee With the Counselors

If you missed our recent Coffee With the Counselors, please click on the link to view the video and powerpoint from our virtual meeting.

Tips for Student Success: The Importance of Self-Management

Self-management skills include:

  • Regulating and expressing one’s emotions thoughtfully
  • Demonstrating perseverance and resilience to overcome obstacles
  • Sustaining healthy boundaries
  • Applying strategies to reduce personal and interpersonal stress
  • Setting and monitoring short-term and long-term goals
  • Advocating for oneself and one’s needs
  • Maintaining attention
  • Using feedback constructively

Ultimately, self-awareness and self-management are closely linked. For example, being able to stop and calm down when one is upset (self-management), requires skills like recognizing and labeling the emotions and considering how they might be affecting one’s behavior choices (self-awareness).

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PSAT and PreACT is Oct. 14 at CHS

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, freshmen will take the PreACT and sophomores will take the PSAT at CHS. For all the details and latest news regarding students taking the PSAT and PreACT, please refer to the Dragon Diary that was sent through email on Oct. 2.
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Participating Colleges and Universities

For a full list of colleges and universities represented in the virtual fair, click on the link.