Dragons Dig Deep
A Mental Health and Wellness Newsletter from CHS Counselors
CHS Counselors love our students, parents, and staff!
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
Dragons Go Blue October 5th: BULLYING PREVENTION AND AWARENESS MONTH
“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.
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).
PSAT and PreACT is Oct. 14 at CHS
For a full list of colleges and universities represented in the virtual fair, click on the link.
October Focus Topic: Integrity
Integrity is the act of behaving honorably, even when no one is watching. Academic integrity is the commitment to and demonstration of honest and moral behavior in an academic setting
Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during the annual campaign. It is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Our CHS Student Council has some great plans for our students the week of Oct. 26-30!