AHISD WellNews

December 2022


"In Feeding the Mouth That Bites You," Dr. Ken Wilgus outlines a clear and practical path through the confusion of parenting adolescents in today's world. Engaging, accessible, and funny, Feeding the Mouth That Bites You summarizes Dr. Wilgus's best teachings on how to parent teenagers, collected over twenty-five years of work with adolescents and their families as well as two decades of teaching on parenting."

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Your Child Might be watching...


Parents need to know that Yellowstone is a Western series about a Montana ranch owner trying to maintain his way of life. There are lots of guns and rifles, animals and people are shot dead (bloody wounds are sometimes visible), and men are branded with a hot iron. Depictions of sexuality include simulated sex acts and partial nudity (partial breasts, buttocks). Like the classic Westerns it's influenced by, this series also has lots of cursing, drinking, and smoking, and lots of corrupt behavior.

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Holiday Giving Program:


  • Holiday Giving Program: With the holidays right around the corner, we are beginning our preparations for our AHJS Holiday Giving Program. The Holiday Giving Program is an opportunity to provide for Junior School students and their families in need of assistance. Families who apply will receive gift cards for clothing, shoes, toiletries, and HEB gift cards. To Sign Up, CLICK HERE
  • Programa de Donaciones Navideñas: Con las fiestas navideñas a la vuelta de la esquina, estamos comenzando a prepararnos para nuestro Programa de donaciones navideñas de AHJS. El Programa Holiday Giving es una oportunidad para ayudar a los estudiantes de secundaria y sus familias que necesitan ayuda. Las familias que presenten la solicitud recibirán tarjetas de regalo para ropa, zapatos, artículos de tocador y tarjetas de regalo HEB. Para registrarse haga CLIC AQUÍ
  • Be an Angel for Junior School students


Please consider helping out, even in the smallest way. There are many students and their families that would be so grateful for your generosity. Thanks for your help!

Sign Up HERE


  • Holiday Giving Program: Are you in need of assistance for the holiday? Our AHHS Angels and our PTO can help. The goal is to support high school students and their families with gift cards to buy clothes, shoes, and food. To sign up, CLICK HERE, one per high school student. They will be distributed to the student the week of December 5th. If you need more information about the High School Holiday Giving Program please email Stephanie Hughes, shughes@ahisd.net or call us at (210)832-5759.
  • Programa de Donaciones de Navideñas: ¿Necesita ayuda para las vacaciones? Nuestros ángeles de AHHS y nuestro PTO pueden ayudar. El objetivo es apoyar a los estudiantes de secundaria y sus familias con tarjetas de regalo para comprar ropa, zapatos y alimentos. Para registrarse haga CLIC AQUÍ, uno por estudiante de secundaria. Se distribuirán al alumno la semana del 5 de Diciembre. Si necesita más información sobre el Programa de Donación Navideñas de la escuela secundaria, envíe un correo electrónico a Stephanie Hughes, shughes@ahisd.net o llámenos al (210) 832-5759
  • Snack Shak: for families of high school students experiencing food insecurity. Your student will receive a bag of food items each week. To sign up, please CLICK HERE

As you prepare for the upcoming holiday season, please consider making a donation to help brighten up the holidays for families in need within our own Alamo Heights community. No matter how small, every donation makes a difference in the lives of these students and their families.

To help students and families in need please CLICK HERE

AHHS Coffee with the Counselor Series

DON'T FORGET!! Our Guest Speaker for Coffee with the Counselors will be Michelli Ramon! She'll be focusing on mental health for your teen. Michelli is a fantastic speaker and brings a wealth of knowledge, humor, compassion, and honesty. You don't want to miss it!

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Alcohol & The Holidays

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year, with time together, connecting with family & friends, good food, and parties.

During this holiday season please remember:

YOU are the biggest influence on your children, which includes how your teens perceive alcohol. Please talk openly with your kids about your expectations for them around alcohol.

And remember that they're always watching you and your relationship with alcohol.

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The Honorable Judge Tom Stolhandske presides over Bexar County Court 11 as part of The Misdemeanor Trial Division. His court hears Class A and Class B misdemeanor offenses as well as Class C criminal traffic offenses filed in Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts. Misdemeanor offenses cover a wide range of crimes ranging from speeding to shoplifting to vehicle burglaries and assaults. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is among the most serious of misdemeanors. Very often, the cases Judge Stolhandske presides over coincide with substance use issues. He takes a special interest in these cases and the lives of the defendants he sees in court.

In-Person and Virtual Tickets available HERE

WELLNESS for you

You can love the holidays and love your family.

But sometimes the two together can be A LOT!!

It’s Easier Than Ever to Get Triggered

The holidays are also a time of a change in your routine, which creates more stress and makes it easier to be triggered.

Tip: Be Prepared Mentally and Physically!

To mentally be prepared you’ve got to keep your standards high and your expectations low. This means you’ve got to be aware of what you will and won’t tolerate before you engage with your family and lovingly remind people of your standard when it’s not met. All the while, keep your expectations low because no one can meet them all the time.

Check out the rest of the tips HERE


Tis the season for giving! Here are some ideas for how to spread kindness this month.

From www.actionforhappiness.org

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For More Information

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Contact Cat Widder, LCSW (210) 832-5956 cwidder@ahisd.net