Our 2018 theme is Don't Get Rekt - focusing on what you can do to decrease your risk of a driving accident or injury. Reckless driving comes in all shapes and sizes - from drowsy driving to speeding - distracted driving to forgetting your glasses.
This year you will have plenty of chances to participate in the campaign with simulated driving experiences, interactive displays, and a pledge to drive safely.
Thank you to our school psychologist Andrew Nalepa, Phd, for this contribution:
“It may seem like you are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever
before, but you have a network of support at Skyline to help you in developing effective
coping skills. One step is to increase your
awareness of mindfulness and mindful practices – which can be a useful response to
a variety of emotional wellness needs. There
are many different ways to incorporate mindful practices into your everyday
life to combat stress; however, it’s crucial to make time in your daily routine.
Regular practice will increase your
success, and help you find the right ‘fit’. “
Smartphone applications are a popular way to explore
mindfulness in a guided way, including:
Stop, Breathe, Think
Take a Break!
Grow: Mindfulness for Teens
Take a Chill
Using technology for mindfulness may seem contradictory at
times, but these apps will likely be most effective with regular digital breaks-
the key is finding balance!
Every year SkyWell brings awareness and attention to a serious disease, breast cancer. There are many Think Pink events in our community this month and we encourage all students to get involved to support breast cancer education and research. Cancer prevention means more physical activity, consuming a diet with fresh produce, maintaining a healthy weight, and seeking out preventive screening exams when appropriate.
This year, the SkyWell Board in the commons also highlights another danger for cancer risk - tobacco use and e-cigarettes. Please see our display!