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Wellness Wednesdays

Students can sign up for sessions about reducing stress

By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff

For a short time, students can put aside the stresses of a traditional school day and prioritize their personal wellness.

Several teachers at the West Bend High Schools are leading a new Wellness Wednesday program that allows students to sign up for sessions focused on relaxation, fun and the betterment of their mental health. Through the use of the online tool FlexiSched, students can opt to participate during their normal Wednesday resource time. Over the last two months, eight courses have been offered by teachers from both East and West High. Continue reading

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Prevent Spread of Lice and Fear

District lice information needs updating

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By Beth Williams, Current Staff

Have you borrowed a comb or brush lately?  Then, you may have a bigger problem than messy hair.

Head lice, small, wingless insects that live on the human scalp, can spread from person-to-person through items that have been in contact with the head of one infested with lice.  If you are concerned, see a school nurse immediately.  The nurse will explain how to exterminate the lice quickly and effectively, and even give you a handout in case you need to continue your treatment at home.

However, might this well-intentioned official handout contain misleading information? Continue reading

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