Friday, May 26, 2017


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Friday, May 26.

There will be an important meeting for all boys interested in playing football this year.  The meeting is Wednesday at 730am in the gym.  See Coach Bush if you have questions.

As the year winds to a close, don't forget to order your yearbook! The price increases from $65 per book to $70 after May 24th, so act fast! Order online at

There will be a Mass Anthem rock concert June 10th at the Washington Street Education Center.  It starts at 7:00 and tickets are free, first come first serve. We hope to see you there!

Welcome to the final installment of mental fitness.  The You Matter Peer Group would like to thank you for participating in our awareness activities to help reduce stigma and increase education of mental health issues.  Today’s message is on schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.  If you see yellow around the building that is the supporting color for today’s topics.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel, and behave clearly. This disorder is common and affects more than 200,000 per year and is usually lifelong. Those affected are usually in or near the age range of 16-30 and older.  Some symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, constricted thoughts and speech, flat affect, withdrawal, and lack of follow through with daily life skills.

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Some symptoms include:  not eating or sleeping for days; manic states that produce very active and compulsive ‘highs’ in energy and depressive ‘lows’.  The manic stage can be dangerous with impulsive activities (spending, substance, dares) while the lows can be extreme and lead to thoughts or impulses of suicide.

Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses that require medication monitoring, therapeutic interventions and group supports. Positive community and family supports insure positive outcomes for both illnesses. Thank you for supporting our mental fitness campaign.  Remember to ask a supportive adult, counselor, or parent/guardian for help when dealing with these issues.   We all matter.

All Star Driver Education June classes are filling fast.  Enroll today and get $30 off with code Summer30.

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