Aloma Elementary recently held a soccer challenge where participants received a certificate of participation, free Soccer Challenge T-Shirts and custom made Knight Soccer Balls. Plenty of water and snacks were provided to the participants and their families. As a result of the soccer challenge, six new families became part of the Aloma PTA.
Teaching, while incredibly rewarding, can often be stressful. With standardized testing upon us, teachers may find they are dealing with increased levels of stress and therefore, needing additional coping skills to get through this time.
To help meet this need, Meredith Kelley, LMHC, CHILL counselor at Aloma Elementary, provided a happiness training at Aloma’s most recent staff meeting. Staff learned about hope, optimism, how to spread happiness, and how happiness can influence their students’ performance.
One teacher told Healthy Kids Today, “I really liked the training. I came away with ideas to better deal with stress in the classroom and how I can help my students with their stress levels.”