Mr. Cheney has developed a program he calls “The CRUSADER Mindset”. The components of this mindset work together to create mental stamina and the ability to appropriately respond to both stress and obstacles.
In 2017, 93% of Faith Lutheran seniors went to a 4-year university. Our college counselors work hard to make sure that students are applying to universities that are the right fit. However, sometimes a university has an acceptance rate of 5%. This begs the question, "How do selective universities choose their students?" The easiest answer to the question is, "It depends".
You might feel a mix of emotions at the beginning of your high school career. There is some uneasiness based on the increased academic rigor, the high-stakes of college admissions, and, of course, new social interactions. However, these same three factors should also be cause for excitement. The following are seven simple hints for easing the tension and having a fun and successful high school career.
As the Director of Social Norms here at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, I am passionate about helping our students avoid risky behaviors like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and sex. This January we have launched our Faith Facts campaign with renewed vigor to involve the entire Faith Family. Faith Facts is a major undertaking that is part of a comprehensive ‘Avoid Risky Behaviors’ program. To summarize the comprehensive approach, I will summarize it in three words ‘Danger, Data, and Divinity”.
Adulting. Failure to launch. Safe spaces. Microaggressions. Snowflakes.
A host of new terms has entered the vernacular to describe the actions, attitudes, and responses of Millennials and adolescents today. Why are we seeing such a phenomenon? More importantly, how can we raise strong, resilient, and independent adolescents who grow into well-adjusted adults?
As a parent, the most frequent point of contention I have with my teen and tween is homework. As a school counselor, it is a frequent concern voiced by parents. Homework can quickly become a power struggle, turning kitchen tables into battlefields and consuming family time in the evenings. While there is no easy rule for how many minutes of homework a child “should” have each night, and some nights will have more homework than others, there are ways to help ease the burden.
“Of course you’d send your kids to Christian schools…You and your wife teach at one…”
Yet, our family would fare better financially if we went back to the public school our children were in two years ago. So then, “Why would I send my kids to a Christian school?”
Students today can seem more involved, well-rounded, and engaged then generations before. The result: BUSY teenagers. What can we do to support and mentor them as life gets stressful?
Adults have spent the last week helping children process the events of October 1st. As life slowly begins to return to what will be the new normal in Vegas, many are left wondering what conversations are left. How will we know if our kids are showing signs of trauma? As a mother, the wife of a first responder, and a counselor at Faith Lutheran, I have guided many discussions this week and understand the work that still lies before us as we all recover. Much of that work will continue with you.