April 12, 2021
MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY!
Welcome Back! I hope that you all had an opportunity to rest and re-charge throughout the break. We are entering the final stretches of a challenging school year. Our students and staff have been thriving and will continue to do so as we work together to keep each other safe.
This week, please enjoy High School South's student, Kelle Andwander's information to increase awareness about the power of Positive Thinking. Positive thinking does not mean to ignore all of the bad things and only focus on happy things in your life. It really just means to approach every situation with an uplifting and positive idea, and to not think of the worst of that situation. Positive thinking stems from the little voice that you hear inside of your head, and these thoughts seem automatic but with practice and different exercises, anyone can turn their inner voice to think positively. Some exercises that can help you transition your mind to think positively include, mirror exercises, a gratitude journal, spin tactics, “on the other hand,” and countless more. A mirror exercise to help you think positively is when you wake up in the morning--go straight to a mirror and start listing off the good things about yourself; this will help you to be in a better and more positive mood throughout the day. Next, a gratitude journal is simply a small notebook or journal that you fill with positive things that have happened to you, or things that you are grateful for; this will help you to remember all of the good in your life. Spin tactics and “on the other hand” exercises are both very similar because in both exercises you simply think about the negative thing in your life and figure out a way to turn it around into something positive. Whatever the negative thing may be, simply think about what that event/thing is teaching you, what you are gaining from it, or think about any way that it could be converted into a positive idea. Positive thinking is easy to achieve and simple to maintain, so think positively.
The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC), 1-877-652-7624, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families, children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families, and children with substance use challenges and their families. CSOC is committed to providing services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment. problem that you are facing call or text 888-222-2228. Please refer to the link below on our district website for additional resources:
Congratulations to the Dance Academy for their submissions to the Teen Arts Festival. Juliana Escaleira and Amanda Witkowski will continue to State Teen Arts for their Jass duet and Julianna Bolish and Siyra Aiello will also continue on to States for their contemporary solo dances. Way to go girls!
Congratulations to our Girl's Volleyball team on their 2 sets to 1 victory over Toms River South during the break. During the game, senior setter Ashley Rosano surpassed 500 career assists. Congratulations Ashley! The freshman team finished off their season with a win as well. Well done by both levels!
Congratulations to Senior Cameron Kennett, who was selected to play in a national all star soccer game! Forty-Five of the nation’s elite girl’s high school soccer players from fall playing states and six of the nation’s elite coaches will take part in the Tenth Annual High School All-American Game sponsored by Bimbo, Adidas, and Continental Tire on May 29, 2021 in St. Louis, MO. The players selected are seniors who have finished their high school careers and represent their high school teams during the fall season. (Pictured with Cammie is her coach Mr. Tom Miller)
Ocean County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Please see the important information below from the Ocean County Department of Human Services:
A Killer Party: Murder Mystery Musical
This year you can watch our musical movie from the comfort of your own home! Pop some popcorn and relax on the couch while you watch the hilarity of this murder mystery! Our company spent over 50 hours filming this incredible piece of art. We hope that you join us in figuring out who the killer is!
Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm and Friday, April 16 at 7 pm (Scheduled Content): Show will begin promptly at 7 pm. You must watch in real-time (i.e. no stopping, rewinding, pausing, etc.)
Saturday, April 17 at 7 pm (Video on Demand: Rent): When you receive your ticket link, you have until May 1 to open it. Once open, it will be active for 48 hours. You will be able to pause, rewind, etc.
To view a show synopsis, click HERE.
To view a movie preview, click HERE.
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