We are currently so bombarded with information about coronavirus and COVID-19 that it can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. There are so many contradicting opinions that seem to evolve daily, and it’s difficult to keep up. For some young children, this uncertainty can be scary or cause anxiety. For older kids, they may be stressed because of questions about how to navigate distance learning and manage their time.
Our San Antonio- area public school counselors are available to help alleviate some of that stress and uncertainty. Many schools have set up reference pages on their websites tailored to their individual communities. Several school counselors offer guidance online via video conferencing with Zoom or Google Hangouts. Parents and students are encouraged to explore and utilize the many free resources and support that is available through their local school districts.
Check out your district’s counseling link here:
Helpful Additional Resources:
wikiHow- How to remain calm amidst an outbreak
Mental Health America-Resources and links to mental health and anxiety articles, hotlines, webinars, and how-tos
Positive Psychology- Breathing and mindfulness activities for children
TEA- Counseling and mental health services in schools information
Teacher Lisa Barry of Woodridge Elementary School spearheaded a classroom project to collect 6 million pennies to represent the number of lives lost during the Holocaust. Her students became involved in this project which then turned into a fundraiser for schools across Alamo Heights ISD. So far, they have collected over 100,000 pennies, and they are determined to keep it up! Money from the project is donated to local charities and the San Antonio Holocaust Memorial. Ms. Barry has a goal to teach this generation of students to think about how each of them can make a difference. The project reminds the students of the importance of tolerance and the unfortunate outcome of bullying on a large scale. These Alamo Heights kids are becoming young humanitarians one penny at a time.
Alamo Heights ISD Choirs had the privilege of performing at the Texas Capitol Rotunda! They were joined by State Representative, Mr. Steve Allison, and AHHS principal, Mrs. Debbie Garringer. The acoustics in the building are amazing, and the group sounded absolutely angelic! Check out a sample of their performance here:
Choir at the State Capital of Texas
Posted by Alamo Heights Choir on Monday, December 2, 2019
Proven to contribute to happiness and enhance academic success, students all across the region are mastering Fine Arts.
From Broadway actors, a nod to Boys to Men, and an out-of-this-world jazz band check out what Alamo Heights, Floresville ISD, Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, North East ISD, Northside ISD, Medina Valley ISD are doing in this monthly edition of our San Antonio Public School District Roundup.