Tag Archives: Washington County Public Health Department

Many Students Struggle with Mental Health


Survey results may lead to changes in required health class

By Elise Marlett, Current Staff

More than half of the high school students in Washington County have struggled with their mental health. Continue reading

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County Health Officer ‘Floored’ by High Vaping Percentage Among Students


WBHS will use education and law enforcement to combat vaping increase

By Elise Marlett, Current Staff

Many teens at the West Bend High Schools appear to be part of what the Food and Drug Administration describes as a nationwide epidemic. Continue reading

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Dangerous Behavior Correlates With Transition to Junior Year

By Elise Marlett, Current Staff

It has been determined that sophomores and juniors take more risks than students in other grade levels.

According to the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered in April to Washington County students, there are aspects about the transition between sophomore and junior year that increase the likelihood that students will engage in dangerous activities. Several students at the West Bend High Schools have thoughts on why this is a trend in the data. Continue reading

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Most West Bend Students Opted Out of Behavior Survey

By Elise Marlett, Current Staff

The West Bend High Schools now have data about unsafe student behaviors, but only from 11% of the student body. Continue reading

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