For the last several years the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been steadily working to address the growing incidence of depression, anxiety, suicide and other mental health challenges among its students. The need became more apparent in early 2018, after a student in the district's Corona del Mar High School died by suicide, leaving three notes behind to friends, family and the school. “It was the most challenging and emotional time in 24 years of teaching,” said Mark Decker, an advanced placement psychology instructor at the school. “We live in a different time, things are more stressful for us,” said Rachel Adelsberg, a 16-year-old junior at the school casually known as CdM.
UVALDE, Texas — A Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District nurse was arrested for allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with a Uvalde High School student. The nurse, identified as 24-year-old Victoria Placencia, worked at Morales Junior High School until Wednesday. According to Uvalde CISD, a student brought the inappropriate behavior to the District's attention, prompting them to begin an investigation. Placencia was placed on administrative leave while the district police department investigated. She was relieved of her duties Wednesday. District Superintendent Hal Harrell issued the following statement: We take any report involving the safety and well-being of our students seriously
On Thursday, February 14th, 2019, about 60 Joliet Township High School students attended Joliet Junior College's 9th Annual Black Teen Summit, celebrating this year's theme of "#NoFear". They attended with Central and West teachers Mr. Crim, Mr. Coatney, Ms. Mallouh, Mrs. Crim and Dean Thompson. The Summit's audience also included students from Lincoln-Way, Bolingbrook, and Plainfield. Students enjoyed listening to keynote speaker Toney Howell, a former MLB player and current talent scout for the Chicago White Sox. Howell challenged the audience approach life's challenges and obstacles without fear, choosing to look at the opportunity in every difficulty. Guest speakers also included Homewood-Flossmoor
WHATELY — The Riddle of the Sphinx made a cameo appearance in the world of “Sleeping Beauty” last week. What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the evening? Not a cat. Not a bird. A man. Follow the logic: a man crawls as an infant, walks upright as he grows up and uses a cane (or a third leg) for assistance when he is elderly. Knowing this allowed the shepherd boy in Tanglewood Marionettes' adapted production of “Sleeping Beauty” to defeat the wicked witch, kiss Aurora to break the evil curse and live happily ever after, much to the delight of the dozens of children inside Whately Elementary School's gymnasium. Peter Schaefer, who runs the Ware puppet
WASHINGTON - Earlier this month, about 150 students from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore walked out of class to protest the school's ties to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). The university currently has two agreements to provide education and training to agency officers. Protesters said working with ICE goes against a pledge of support for undocumented students made by the university President. “He made this email about DACA recipients and how this is a sanctuary space for these recipients, but then we find out later that they're having these contracts with ICE,” said Mira Wattal, a student protester. ICE has come under fire in recent months for its role in carrying
ATLANTA - ATLANTA (AP) - Investigators say THC has been found in a food sample taken from an Atlanta-area middle school where students were sent to the hospital on Valentine's Day. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Thursday that tests showed THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana, was found in one of the samples that "has the appearance of cereal." Fulton County school officials have said 28 students at Sandtown Middle School in South Fulton were sickened and taken to hospitals. A school system spokeswoman said at the time that the students reported feeling shortness of breath and other reactions after eating food or candy. The GBI says its crime lab received
Vermont legislators have introduced bills to allow all students to take classes under the state's Dual Enrollment program. The move comes after a group of Vermont high school students backed by a powerful conservative Christian legal organization sued the state over religious discrimination. The unnamed students, represented by lawyers with the Alliance Defending Freedom, say they were excluded from the program because they attend a Catholic high school. The Vermont Supreme Court previously ruled in 1999 that using public money to pay tuition to private religious schools violates the state constitution. State Rep. Jim Harrison tells Vermont Public Radio his bill to change the law is a "fairness
The Explore Japan Program of the Japan America Society of Georgia reinforces the Georgia State Curriculum Standards in social science, math, language arts, and fine arts by focusing on culture, geography, storytelling, language, music, etc. The organization recently presented an educational and fun workshop for students at The LIFE School, a self-directed, project-based high school in Southwest Atlanta. Students at the school also take Japanese language classes with experienced speakers and have other Japanese cultural experiences, including cooking food, watching films and shows, and creating cultural art projects.
After police asked Santos why she was behaving this way, she referred to the man with an expletive and said he should not be allowed to eat in a Mexican restaurant. FALMOUTH — An East Falmouth woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Falmouth District Court to charges she confronted a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in a Mexican restaurant, according to court and police records. Rosaine Santos, 41, was released on her own recognizance on charges of disorderly conduct and assault and battery, according to court documents. At about 8 p.m. last Friday, Falmouth police were called to Casa Vallarta, a Mexican restaurant on Davis Straits Road, where a man said he was minding his own business when Santos began to verbally assault him because of his hat, which is associated with President Donald Trump.
NAGPUR: In the latest incident of assault on Kashmiri students after the Pulwama terror attack, students from the northern state studying in a college in Yavatmal were attacked by members of Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena, police said Thursday. The students were also threatened during the attack which took place Wednesday night, police said. A video of the incident has gone viral on the social media and a case has been registered at the Yavatmal police station. The students, studying at the Dayabhai Patel Physical Education College, were attacked around 10 pm outside their rented accommodation on Waghapur Road, police said. Yavatmal SP M Rajkumar told PTI that some students from Kashmir,
Caitlin Secrist could die if she doesn't get her medical records. After The Arizona Republic investigated, Arizona governor and a judge intervened.
PUNE Students of law theatre, Symbiosis Law School, a constituent of Symbiosis International deemed university are gearing up for their annual intercollegiate cultural festival 'Symbhav 2019' which is being held from February 20 to 24. The theme for the 11th edition of the festival is 'winds of change'. Students who will be acting in a play 'Mere Hisse Ki Dhoop', attended an acting workshop by Sachin Malvi, an alumnus of the Bhartendu Natya Academy, Lucknow. Antara Jha, a first-year law student who is interested in acting, said, “This play starts off the 'Symbhav 2019' festival and it defines our college.” While Megha Joseph, Jha's co-actor in the play and a second-year law student, said, “This
Education and training beyond high school are critical not only to our state's economic success but also to help Hoosiers reach their aspirations and live fulfilling lives. That's why Indiana adopted a goal for 60 percent of all working-age adults to have a quality credential beyond a high school diploma by 2025. Currently, 43.4 percent of Hoosiers have achieved that goal. To continue growing that number, we must focus on students at every stage in the education pipeline—from our K-12 students to our current college students and returning adults looking to improve their lives. It is our job to meet Hoosiers where they are and identify pathways for success. For high school students, early college
SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University sophomore Samuel Emmanuel tentatively picked up the sushi placed before him and took a taste. “I wanted to be respectful,” he said of his decision to sample the dish for the first time at an etiquette class presented Wednesday at Pine Lawn by the Center for Academic Achievement and the university's chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Linda Burkley, a public relations lecturer, led Emmanuel and 45 other students in the etiquette class as they dined on a four-course meal at the home of SU President Jonathan Green. “We saw a need,” said Burkley who was getting feedback from interviewers that students may need some guidance. “Etiquette isn't just
A freshman at the University of California Santa Cruz is facing decades in jail and millions in fines or allegedly selling drugs through an app he called "Banana Plug." Collin Riley Howard, 18, was charged “with distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine,” according to the indictment filed Thursday by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California. Police discovered the app, which offered the sale of cocaine, “molly” and “shrooms,” after finding posters advertising it on campus. The app, which was available in Apple's App Store, also encouraged users to make special requests. The name “Banana Plug” seems to be a play on the school's mascot the