This semester, to enhance the education of the whole person, we highlight the multiple components of Wellness at St. John’s. A number of programs, speakers, and events are planned each month to focus on a variety of aspects of the St. John’s curriculum. These themes will be emphasized throughout various departments and divisions.
In January, we emphasize social and emotional wellness, beginning with several events focused on making healthy choices, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol use.
February will highlight academic and intellectual wellness, with a discussion on digital citizenship and responsible use of technology. Other topics include mindfulness and stress management.
March focuses on topics of athletic and physical wellness including athletic training, common sports-related injuries, and concussions.
April is spiritual wellness and diversity month with highlights including weekly reflections and chapel talks lead by students as well as SEL (social emotional learning) discussions on living with passion and purpose.
An emphasis on parent education is an important aspect of our program. Monthly coffees and evening parent meetings have been planned, and parents are encouraged to support their children by participating in these educational opportunities. Please look for upcoming announcements regarding individual events.