St. Mark's was very fortunate to host a viewing of the documentary If They Had Known. The film spotlights the perils of mixing prescription drugs and alcohol.
Mission Statement: To create a community where all members have the essential tools to be their best selves, so that they can be physically, emotionally and socially prepared to make healthy lifestyle choices. To have a Wellness Program that educates and empowers everyone at St. Mark’s to be self-advocates as they journey towards leading lives of leadership and service.
Dr. Jill Walsh came in and spoke to 17-20 of our student leaders. Dr. Walsh was exploring how the use of social media affects the day to day living of teenagers in a boarding school environment. By engaging in an informal conversation Dr. Walsh was able to help make suggestions to alleviate the stressor that social media has become and allow our student leaders to bring her feedback to their peers in the St. Marks community
Dr. Lori Connors spoke to an audience of 25 students about sleep and how to cope with stressors.
On Monday afternoon, November 13, St. Markers helped get UNICEF's "Move the World" Workout for Water benefit off to an early start with an exercise event in the Armour Cage.
The wellness department is in the process of making changes to try and address the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our students here at St. Mark's. The first alteration was moving from a committee to a department. With this, the department has been meeting on an every other week basis to focus on the area of needs.