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Mindfulness activities effective

Isra Mohamed

November 5, 2019

Mindfulness activities are a great way to start off a class because it allows students to relieve stress before taking on a busy day of work. Many students feel stressed and tense throughout the school day so mindfulness activities can be very calming, and help ease the student before tackling the...

Activities demonstrate ways to de-stress

Senior Rakesh Plant contributes to a mindfulness activity Oct. 21 in Spanish class. This activity helps students start the day focused and prepare for upcoming tests.

Maria Perez Barriga

November 5, 2019

Aware of the importance of self-care, junior Natural Helper Josie Briant said the Change to Chill program provides an outlet for students to decompress.  The school received the Change to Chill grant, which allowed for the implementation of Chill Week Oct. 7-11 as well as other aspects of the pro...

Natural Helpers revamp program

Natural Helpers have posters with QR codes for those who need it's services.

Henry Brettingen, Rodolfo Zarate, and Mushtak Barqab

October 1, 2019

As junior and co-president Jade Shionoya reflected on the upcoming changes to Natural Helpers, he is  optimistic about the future of the program. “We are trying to improve how we recruit new members,(and) to get people to take us seriously and to expand Natural Helper beyond what it has been the ...

Interns for Change to Chill grant announced

Natural Helpers adviser Allison Luskey smiles in the middle of Natural Helpers spring training March 22.

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

May 21, 2019

When junior Morgan Graves found out she, along with junior Filsan Omar, had been chosen by Allina Health as one of two interns for the Change to Chill grant at Park, she said she was excited because it gives her a way to make her ideas a reality. “I've been really excited about taking the next step...

Park wins Change to Chill grant

Freshman James Vournakis and other Natural Helpers participate during spring training March 22.

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

May 5, 2019

After seeing the impact stress has on students at Park, the counseling office decided to apply for the Change to Chill grant, according to Natural Helpers adviser and health teacher Allison Luskey. Luskey said Park was awarded one of the $1,000 grants, and Natural Helpers will be creating a space...

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