- Jan. 12, 2014
-- In the midst of a last year's difficult school year, Saratoga High hosted its first annual Speak Up for Change week. This year the week will occur from January 21-24. The goal of this week is to broaden awareness and provide practical techniques to students around areas that impact their wider lives. Topics of stress, academic competition, sleep, stereotyping, confidence, resilience, self-advocacy, and making the most of bad situations are all topics of focus this year. Much of these fall under the umbrella of judgment-how we judge others, how we judge ourselves in light of others, and how that habit of judgment interferes with our individual progress and happiness. On Friday, we are having an all school assembly with student and teacher speakers. Earlier in the year we passed out Wish Request forms to students, and at the assembly we will be granting some wishes and showing a video of wishes that have already been granted. Saratoga is a strong community that despite its socio-economic advantages often finds students struggling to find their place in the world. The Saratoga leadership class has been working with the teachers to help plan a successful week. We want to embolden students to speak up for themselves, for others, and for positive change.
For more information contact:
Jennie Werner (Leadership student), firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Mohnike (Assistant Principal), email@example.com