Time flies, and for prospective students (and especially their parents) the time to choose a high school can come quickly. Once the school year starts and you really ramp up your search and exploration of potential high schools for your child, your calendar is sure to fill up quickly.
Our teenage years are years of turbulence and growth. As young men and women transition into adulthood, their physical and emotional changes, along with the pressures of school, can sometimes lead to social or behavioral problems. This is a normal part of getting older; however, how these mistakes or problems are handled can dramatically affect your child’s emotional growth.
High school is a tumultuous time for many young men and women. There are a lot of changes going on! Physical, emotional, and literal changes to surroundings can be challenging for teenagers. It’s a busy, crucial time in their development; and a supportive environment at home and at school is incredibly important.
My kids and I recently watched a powerful story about baby animals in a Disney Nature film called “Growing Up Wild.” One of the babies, a monkey, lived within a troop of fifty monkeys that, by nature, heavily depend on a social class system. If a monkey is born into a good family, it gets the best food and the best chance at survival. If a monkey is in the lowest of classes, it sadly doesn’t fare well.
More than likely you know a young person who struggles with mental illness. Today, mental health problems are diagnosed more frequently than heart disease, lung disease, and cancer combined. More than twenty percent of youth ages 12-25 are now experiencing or will experience a serious mental disorder.
This month we are excited to showcase art teacher and Art Academy director Mark Hollenbeck, who has been teaching at LuHi for close to twenty-five years! In addition to teaching Drawing/Painting 1 and 2, Intro to Computer Graphics, Crafts and Printmaking, leading the Art Academy, and coaching Tennis, he is also an artist himself whose work is inspired by his faith in Christ.
Back when you were in high school, you likely counted down the days until you could pick up your yearbook toward the end of the school year. You’d search for pictures of you and your friends, gather signatures, and relive the previous year.
It seemed like it would never get here during all the May snow, but summer is finally arrive! After a long year of studying, training, teaching and working, you’ve earned a new swimming suit and some relaxation in the sun.
We are excited to welcome Tabitha to our LuHi family of coaches as she steps in to fill the role of Spirit Coach. She comes to us with over 16 years of dance, cheer, and coaching experience. She shares that she is passionate about her sport, "because of the interaction with teams, crowds, and students. Helping people get pumped for games is a skill not everyone loves to do, so cheerleaders should feel proud that they are the ones leading the crowd."