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Stress Less, Laugh More Week April 29-May 3

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Stress Less, Laugh More Week is an event designed to provide some fun and relaxation for our students prior to AP exams and the spring SOL assessments. It is coordinated by Lisa Ebeling, School Psychologist and Paige Hawkins, Activities Director. A committee of students has worked with Mrs. Ebeling and Ms. Hawkins on generating ideas for this event. During lunch, our students can look forward to free treats (thanks to the PTSA!), a visit with therapy dogs, and some other entertaining activities.

Students can also check out books from the MW Library related to humor, mindfulness, stress management, reducing anxiety, or stop by the library’s Creativity and Calm cabinet for a creative diversion. Ms. DeGroat will have some special additions to the Creativity and Calm cabinet during Stress Less, Laugh More Week. The library web site provides more tips and resources about mindfulness and calm, accessible at

MONDAY-April 29 Art Activities in Room 131 – Mandalas and Zentangles!
TUESDAY-April 30 Get physical – shoot hoops in the gym or come on the field for hula hoops, Frisbees, and jump ropes
WEDNESDAY-May 1 TREATS!  Look for the counseling staff throughout the building for some cookies or nut-free snacks.
THURSDAY-May 2 Performances by the Deadbeats, Improv, and Appalachian Folk Group in the auditorium.
FRIDAY-May 3 THERAPY DOGS! On the field, weather permitting or in the gym.  Parent permission needed. *

*Parents have been sent permission forms electronically.  These forms are also available in the counseling department or HERE.

Please note that in order for students to visit with the therapy dogs on May 3, they MUST have the attached permission form signed by a parent. The signed permission form will be collected at the entry where the dogs will be located that day (track weather permitting or the gym). Questions?  Contact Lisa Ebeling at