Thank you for all your hard work the 1st 9 weeks of school. The holiday season is quickly approaching and before you know it, the 1st semester will be over. Although this time of year brings much excitement, it can also bring on stress and increased anxiety for many of us. Below are ten tips to help teens and adults deal with the everyday pressure of stress.

1. Eat Healthy! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Take advantage of the school's free breakfast each morning. Just like a car needs good fuel to run, your body also needs good fuel.

2. Sleep….. Teens need between 8.5 and 9.25 hours of sleep daily. It helps you regroup and relax so that you will be ready to tackle the next day’s tasks with a clear mind.

3. Get Moving. A recent study published in the Journal of School Health shows that just two hours of extra exercise each week can improve your school performance.

4. Me Time. Take time out of your busy schedule and do something you enjoy; like go to a movie or hang out at the mall with friends.

5. Friend Time. Spend time with positive people; they can help you cope during difficult times.

6. Find Balance. Utilize your planners to help you manage your time and prioritize what needs to be done. This will help you work smarter, not harder.

7. Go Outside! Taking in the sunshine and outdoor air helps to improve your mood. Get off the couch and spend time outside.

8. Take a Breath. When you are feeling anxious, stop and breathe slowly! This will help calm your nerves and bring back a sense of peace.

9. Find your Sense of Humor! Laughter is often the best medicine for a stressful day.

10. Get your Zen On. “Zen”, or meditation, is a great way to manage stress.

Lastly, always know that the ENGC family is here to support you with not only your academic needs, but your social and emotional needs as well. If you are struggling, please reach out to an adult for support.

Ms. Sprang

Principal, ENGC

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Mr. Jesse Cruiz

Ms. Michelle Bentacourt

November's Activities

Tues. Nov. 6th - (Girls Basketball) Bridgeland (A) @ 4:00pm

Fri. Nov. 9th - The Woodlands (Boys Basketball) @ 4:00pm

Thurs. Nov. 8th - Nov. 10th (Girls Basketball) Alief 9th Tournament (H)

Sat. Nov. 10th - Alief Proud Day

Sat. Nov. 10th - Alief Idol Final Round @ 9:00am

Tues. Nov. 13th - Morton Ranch (Boys Basketball) @ 4:00pm

Thurs. Nov. 15th - Progress Reports (6 weeks)

Thurs. Nov. 15th - Magnolia (Boys Basketball) TBA

Thurs. Nov. 15th - Alief ISD 9 A Tournament (Boys Basketball) TBA

Mon. Nov. 19th - Nov. 23rd Thanksgiving Break

Mon. Nov. 19th - 9th (Girls Basketball) Cy Fair @ 10am (A)

Tues. Nov. 20th - 9th (Girls Basketball) Ross Sterling @ 10am (H)

Tues. Nov. 20th - Cy Creek 9A CY Creek (Boys Basketball) @ 12:00 pm

Tues. Nov. 27th - Hightower (Boys Basketball) H @ 4pm

Thurs. Nov. 29 - Humble 9B Tournament (Boys Basketball) TBA