Welcome to the new Wellness section of the MVRHS website!
This Wellness section is designed to inform, educate and engage caregivers on topics that are relevant to fostering the growth, development, and academic achievement of our students.
While dedicated to supporting our students in reaching and maintaining their optimal level of holistic wellness, we understand that parents/guardians play a crucial role in this endeavor as well. We are committed to collaborating with you to create a support system both at home and at school to achieve this goal.
As part of this collaboration, current and relevant information for parents/guardians will be posted throughout the school year in this section. We encourage you to open up conversations about these topics with your children. If there are topics you would like more information about, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to include it on this site.
Featured Wellness Articles
On My Mind: Weed and the developing brain (by Dr. Charles Silberstein in the MV Times)
Concerns explode over new health risks of vaping (Science News for Students)
A note about VSCO:
A new social media site is emerging for young adults and teens. It is similar to Instagram, where users post photos on their own page. Users can share anyone’s photos, creating a network of friend’s photos. Also, direct messaging was recently added to the app. “VSCO” can be used as an app on your phone or through a website on your computer.
Many students use their actual name as their profile username and are posting photos of themselves with friends, photos of nature and anything else you can think of, including drugs and alcohol, provocative photos and more.
Our concern is the student’s lack of education and understanding of the risks associated with this potentially dangerous behavior. Publicly posting photos on the internet provides a great level of accessibility into their private lives. Many students also put the link to their VSCO account in their Instagram profile, clearly identifying themselves while posting photos that you, as a parent/guardian, may not want the rest of the public to see. Lastly, the only privacy setting is location sharing.
Please be aware of your child’s social media pages, their privacy settings within each app and educate them on the publicity of the photos they are posting.