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February 25, 2011
A few times a year I have the opportunity to join Saline High School students at lunch.  The group is gathered by our student representative on the Board of Education and is typically made up of Junior and Senior students.

I am always amazed at their ability to reflect on their high school experiences.  Last week we met and discussed a variety of issues.  Concern was expressed about the amount of pressure that they and their friends feel related to being a student.   This does not include just academic pressure, but also social pressure.  This is a theme that our counselors and administrators echo also.

One of the questions I asked was about what are the best elements about Saline High School.  Their answers included quality of the staff, the depth and variety of opportunities and our excellent school facilities.

From time to time an issue will come up that I didn’t see coming…. this time it was the “faded lines” in the parking lot.  They explained that the faded lines make it hard to park appropriately and this leads to parking lot issues as students fill the lot.  I assured them that we will paint fresh lines later this year once the weather allows us to do so.  I wish all issues were this easy to solve.

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  1. Deb permalink
    February 26, 2011 2:25 pm

    I too am concerned about the pressure students face. I hear and see it all the time.
    One way we could help is provide students with healthy ways to relieve stress.
    Let them know that everyone feels stress.
    It would be great to provide tools to cope with the pressure.
    Maybe we could have a health awareness week including stress overload prevention tips.

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