Findings from The American Psychological Association (APA) state that teens report having as high or higher levels of stress than adults report. To continue our effort to support our students socially and emotionally, Oak Lawn Community High School is sponsoring Stress Relief Week 2018, April 30-May 3, 2018. Each day students will have the opportunity to attend different events during Spartan Plus. This year teachers, counselors, and administrators will be hosting Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation, Puzzles, Walk the Track, Art Therapy, Relaxing Music, Funny Animal Videos, Test Anxiety Tips, and Exercise and Eating Right for Stress Relief. Students can sign up to participate through Arena Scheduling in Skyward.
We believe that stress is important to address with high school students and that highlighting these issues before semester final exams allows students to learn and think about healthy ways to handle the stress that sometimes comes with tests and stressful situations. For more information on the APA findings and the effects of stress, click here