Mental health and emotional wellbeing provide the foundation upon which to build a successful life. Cultivating a strong heart and mind in the midst of pressure is an important endeavor for high school students, because it is a time in life when the body and mind change rapidly, and outside pressures start to mount. From academics to extracurriculars, family, faith and friends, young adults have a lot to deal with, and we are committed to doing all we can to promote mental health and wellbeing among our student body.
Life in high school can be notoriously hard. Increased pressure to perform academically, along with worries about college, family expectations, impressing peers, navigating romantic relationships, and excelling in sports or extracurricular activities can weigh down the hearts and mind of even the strongest students. Add to that the 24/7 feed of social media, potentially with negative or hurtful comments, and the pressure to live the perfect life, and many students begin to experience symptoms that make them wonder if they are clinically depressed or anxious.
This last year has brought plenty of change to the lives of parents, teachers, students, administrators, and... well, all of us. Many of us have never before experienced such massive change in such a short period of time. And, for teens, this experience can be even more disconcerting, because their brains and coping mechanisms are literally still developing. Adults can provide some sense of consistency and help students build the skills they need to continue living and succeeding in the midst of incredible change. There are five areas in which parents and teachers can help.
It’s time for a pop quiz, everyone. How many hours of sleep per night should you get as a teenager?
One of the greatest things we can do as a school and a community is to help our students learn how to be accountable for their own actions, both inside the school walls, and outside in the community. Too often, Generation Z is called out for being disconnected, disaffected and generally entitled. At Lutheran High School, we don’t believe that for a second. We trust our students to be responsible and engaged, and are here to help to foster accountability in our younger generations. This article highlights 5 ways we attempt to do just that, every day.
This past year taught us many things, one of them being the value of community. It didn’t take long for quarantine to show us how much we missed social gatherings! Virtual hangouts aren’t a perfect replacement, but we do whatever we can to connect because we are made to live together.
Many parents face a difficult consideration when their children reach school age: public or private. There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice, and for many families, it becomes a matter of finances or convenience. However, once children begin with public school, it may become apparent that private schooling could be a better option for your family. Switching to private school has many important benefits, including smaller class sizes and customized curricula. While each family must decide what works best for their own children, it may help to review some of the possible benefits of making the switch.
When it comes to smarts, people typically think of their school test scores and IQ (Intelligence Quotient.) But did you know there’s a new type of intelligence? It’s called an EQ, or Emotional Quotient, and it’s being used to create healthier school and workplace environments.
It’s true. We have high standards for our students at Lutheran High. We want them to succeed at the highest levels, and to be so much more than just “functioning adults.” We want to help out students become compassionate, giving, loving, intelligent members of society who are committed to God, and who impact the world in big ways. This goal drives everything we do at LuHi, and we are strategic in supporting students to achieve it. We are proud of our school’s culture of improvement and growth. Let’s talk more about what that means.
Welcome to Finals Week. Do you feel like your brain could use an extra boost? Did you know you can give your brain superpowers? That’s right. You are just a few healthy foods away from challenging Superman’s study habits.
Certain foods have been shown to sharpen memory, focus attention, prevent brain disease, and even alleviate your mood. Read on for a list of foods and recipes to give yourself an extra boost in school.