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Cox Mill HS - Student Support Services (S3) - 5.5.21
Go Green for Mental Health!
Have you noticed the vivid greens of spring this year? They seem particularly vibrant as they shifted from yellowish green to a now, deeper shade of green. After a long winter, it's always nice to see the trees bud into full-leafed glory! Did you know that green is the official color for Mental Health Awareness? It kind of makes sense. Green is the color of growth and renewal. Since all of us have "mental health" -- just like we all have "physical health" -- we are constantly growing and changing as we move along the continuum of mental health.
Consider wearing a green ribbon this month to show your support for mental health awareness. If someone asks you why you're wearing it, you'll have a great opportunity to share that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. That will give you a chance to check in to say, "How are you doing?" You never know when asking that question may be just what someone needs. Come by the S3 Office to pick up a green ribbon if you like or just wear green this month when you can!
Free Mental Health Services
Residents of Cabarrus or Mecklenburg counties may be eligible for free mental health services. Mental Health American of the Carolinas (MHA) is partnering with Disability Rights & Resources, Mecklenburg County and licensed local counselors to provide free short-term counseling for individuals affected by COVID, who cannot afford it on their own. Click here to learn more.
You'll soon be getting your schedule for your sophomore year of high school. Are you ready to make sure it meets your needs? Click here to review important information you will want to consider as you finalize your 10th grade schedule later this month.
What's on your summer schedule? Are you lined up for some enriching experiences to enhance your learning and round out your resume for college? Click here to learn more about opportunities that may be of interest to you!
Did you attend our Virtual College Planning event? If not, YOU SHOULD! Click here to learn more! You'll learn about the college application process and have access to tons of resources to help you navigate the next few months!
FACULTY FUN FACT
Mr. Appling, Drafting Teacher
Career Spotlight: Music Therapist
Music Therapists work with clients experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. It can also improve quality of life for those with physical conditions that impact their physical or mental health. According to the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), Music Therapy as a major "prepares individuals, in association with a rehabilitation team or in private practice, to use music in therapeutic relationships to address patients' physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and social needs. Includes instruction in music theory and performance, human growth and development, biomedical sciences, abnormal psychology, disabling conditions, patient assessment and diagnosis, treatment plan development and implementation, clinical evaluation, record-keeping, and professional standards and ethics." Click here to learn more about careers in music therapy.
May 1 - 15 - Seniors - Graduation Survey (Senior Strike webpage)
May 2 - NACAC Virtual College Fair
May 4 & 6 - RCCC for CMHS - Student Success on the Move
May 13 - Schedules Distributed (mailed home via US Mail)
May 14 - Senior Picnic - 4th Period
May 18 - Complete Google Form on S3 Homepage (if you did NOT get your schedule)
May 24 - Schedule Change Deadline
May 24 - Teacher-made Exams (Math, Science, CTE)
May 25 - Teacher-made Exams (English, Social Studies, World Languages)
May 25 - Senior Awards (online)
May 26 - Teacher-made Exams (Art, PE, EC)
May 27 - State Exams (for 1st block)
May 28 - State Exams (for 2nd block)
June 1 - State Exams (for 3rd block)
June 2 - State Exams (for 4th block)
June 3 - Schedule Change Notifications (via email)
June 11 - Graduation for Class of 2021!