The high school advisory program allows students to meet in their advisory programs about once a month to discuss different topics that relate to issues both in and out of school. The topic for this week’s freshman discussion was ethics and morals.
High School advisory groups meet about once a month to discuss topics ranging from character to how to deal with stress. The goal of the freshman advisory meetings on Wednesday April 16th was to build a sense of community within the groups through participating in fun activities. Groups did things such as playing games or creating sculptures, and some even enjoyed snacks during the meeting.
Sophomore classes discuss admirable and bad qualities of character in advisory. Led by their advisors, the students talk about the importance of honesty. Over the past week sophomores were assigned to do at least three acts of kindness, and their actions were discussed in the
Freshmen advisory talks briefly about what it takes to be a good character and to have good charisma. On Wednesday April 1, 2014 advisories talked intently about how to keep good charisma throughout your life, and how to keep yourself healthy and happy.
On Wednesday March 12th, high school students participated in a Yoga workshop for Workshop Wednesday. The class was run by yoga trainer Suzanne Otterbein, who teaches in Manchester for all ages. Along with participation in yoga, students learned how to live a healthy lifestyle and they got to try some freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices.
Former Celtic player Chris Herren presents his journey of addiction and his road to sobriety. Herren has been sober since August 1st, 2008 and has been in multiple interviews speaking to over 500,000 people nationwide. Through his presentations he has established the Project Purple organization, which promotes students to be sober and “just be you”.
On Wednesday March 13th, certain students chose to sign up for the knitting workshop hosted by English teacher Mary Buckley- Harmon and high school administrative assistant Mary Lumsden.There were many students new to knitting and also students who already had started projects.
On Wednesday, March 12th, students had Workshop Wednesday. Students attended a workshop to learn a new skill. The Special Event Makeup workshop was taught by parent Grace Babikian with the help of faculty member Julia Gross.