2017 – 2018 School Year

At the Healthy Student Committee yesterday, we were given a quiz by Dr. Matthew Campbell. One of the things that we learned is that when adolescents frequently eat meals with their families and/or parents, they have lower incidence of depression, live healthier life, do better at school, less likely to engage in risky behaviors, have lower substance abuse issues, have better social skills, and more resilient.

We also discussed ideas (besides serving snacks and drinks) which may be helpful to students during their finals’ week. Some of the ideas will require teachers’ support: 
  • Spread out tests so the hard ones won’t all be given on the same day
  • Multiple choices/questions instead of one or two questions
  • Offer projects in lieu of final exams
  • Petting animals
  • Stress balls / play dough
  • Post grades on the last day of the finals
  • No homework assignment during and before the week of finals
  • Extra credit opportunities
  • Offer study guides, study groups, final prep groups
  • Breakfast before schools
  • Peer support groups
  • Later start time on test days
  • Yoga relief
  • Soothing music
Next meeting will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Fremont Unified School District Office, Staff Room (4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538)

Homework:Read Chapter 1 & 2 of “Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids”



2016 – 2017 School Year

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Student Stress Committee meetings will be held at the FUSD District Office (4210 Technology Drive, Staff Room), 3:30pm – 5:00pm on the following dates:

10/17/2016, 11/15/2016, 12/19/2016, 1/23/2017, 2/27/2017 (cancelled), 3/20/2017, 4/24/2017, 5/15/2017, 6/19/2017

Important and relevant information are discussed at the workshop: meaning of success; problems caused by sleep deprivation (e.g. affecting memory, causing crankiness, increasing bullying behavior, car accidents due to drowsy driving, obesity, anxieties, depression); cheating behavior; busy work vs. homework; how to balance in today’s fast-paced culture; protective factors for kids; media time (www.commonsensemedia.org);  strategies for parents….

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