Be Better Newsletter
EFHS Counseling - April 2022 - Issue VIII
WELCOME BACK BRONCOS! WE HOPE YOU HAD A RESTFUL SPRING BREAK! ONLY A FEW MORE WEEKS UNTIL THE 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR IS OVER. LET'S MAKE THE BEST OF IT!
Please see information from the Camp Magik coordinators below. Application availible on website under the "Apply" tab.
Click the link HERE for more the Camp Magik website
Camp MAGIK, a healing camp for bereaved children and adolescents, is announcing its spring 2022 camp session. Our spring sessions will be held at The Cherokee Retreat Center in White, Georgia April 29 – May 1, 2022. Applications need to be postmarked, emailed, or faxed to us no later than April 20, 2022. We will provide free transportation to camp based on need.
Camp MAGIK is well suited to all youth ages 7 through 18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or other close loved one, especially youth who have experienced traumatic death. Professional bereavement counselors, trained in grief and trauma, lead all counseling sessions. This is our 28th year providing this evidence-based service to the community.
There is also a retreat available for adults who want to process their own grief with other adults who are grieving.
Our camp sessions are FREE OF CHARGE to all participating children and adolescents. Please share this information/announcement with families you feel may benefit from this FREE service for bereaved children and with other professionals as you see fit. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Community Partner Spotlight - Family Ties
BMore Learning Community Conversations - April 23
Parents, this is just for you! Our friends at BMore Learning™ are hosting Community Conversations, a Parent Workshop on April 23rd at the Georgia Army National Guard. Join other parents from the community for conversation, hear from expert speakers and enjoy the coffee bar provided by Community Cup. Parenting a teen can be challenging on a good day…the last 18 months have complicated things drastically. BMore Learning™ is committed to providing relevant support for these unique times.
*See flyer for details and/or click the link below for registration - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/254734105567
College Board National Recognition Programs
Please see information below from CollegeBoard.org regarding their National Recognition Programs.
The College Board National Recognition Programs grant students academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications. Colleges use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups who have excelled in classrooms and on the PSAT/NMSQT, the PSAT 10, or AP Exams.
How to Qualify:
To qualify for a recognition program, you must take the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and meet one or more of these criteria:
- On your answer sheet, you indicate that you identify as African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, or Indigenous.
- You attend school in a rural area or small town.
If you took a qualifying assessment but did not indicate that you identify as African American or Black, Hispanic American, Latinx, or Indigenous on the answer sheet or now live in a rural area or small town, you can still be considered for recognition.
Application deadline is Wednesday, June 15.
Please click here for more information on recognition programs and eligibility.
Summer School 2022
Caring for Your Mental Health - Forsyth County Mental Health Helplist
Caring for your mental health is vital. Practicing self care is an essential piece of caring for your mental health. We encourage all students and staff member to practice effective self care. See self care tips below from the Forsyth County Mental Health Helplist.
- Get regular exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking every day can help boost your mood and improve your health. Small amounts of exercise add up, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do 30 minutes at one time.
- Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated. A balanced diet and plenty of water can improve your energy and focus throughout the day. Also, limit caffeinated beverages such as soft drinks or coffee.
- Make sleep a priority. Stick to a schedule, and make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Blue light from devices and screens can make it harder to fall asleep, so reduce blue light exposure from your phone or computer before bedtime.
- Try a relaxing activity. Explore relaxation or wellness programs or apps, which may incorporate meditation, muscle relaxation, or breathing exercises. Schedule regular times for these and other healthy activities you enjoy such as journaling.
- Set goals and priorities. Decide what must get done now and what can wait. Learn to say “no” to new tasks if you start to feel like you’re taking on too much. Try to be mindful of what you have accomplished at the end of the day, not what you have been unable to do.
- Practice gratitude. Remind yourself daily of things you are grateful for. Be specific. Write them down at night, or replay them in your mind.
- Focus on positivity. Identify and challenge your negative and unhelpful thoughts.
- Stay connected. Reach out to your friends or family members who can provide emotional support and practical help.
UNG National Intelligence Summer Academy
One East Technology Night RECAP
Our Parent Portal support staff member is Ms. Torres. Her contact information is included below.
Ms. Dulce Torres
Phone: (770)888-1235 ext. 461047