New Club Raises Awareness and Promotes Safe, Non-Judgmental Environment

My Mental Health Matters, a new State High advocacy club, started by students and advised by counselors Suzanne Lyke and Patty Devecka, aims to raise mental health awareness and promoting wellness. Earlier this year, members posted student thoughts about mental health’s importance in the North and South buildings.

With 15% of 10th and 12th graders reporting considering and planning a suicide attempt, raising mental health awareness among SCASD students and faculty is a priority within the district. The SCASD Education Foundation is committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment that helps students identify mental health issues within the community and how to get help for themselves or a friend.

CEEL Students and Food Bank Make Birthdays Brighter

In February, students in the district’s Community Education Extended Learning (CEEL) program, a before and after school program for elementary students, assembled 177 Birthday Bags to donate to the State College Food Bank. 

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Learning to give Back

Students in SCASD are learning much more than required curriculum inside the classroom. They’re developing character-building life skills that will guide them through life, through many service opportunities offered through the district.

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