Letter from Student Services

Wellness Week 2018 December 3-7.
Every year during the first week of December the Student Services and PE Department collaborate to create a week long program to help focus on overall student wellness. This week focuses on mental and physical well-being.
  • 12/03 – Warhawk Time – all 10th and 12th grade students will be given a Wellness Screening during their Warhawk Time. The school has a portal that we use for resources and for access to the screening materials. The screenings are not done through the portal as they are strictly confidential and only the counselors will have access to them. Parents can access the portal to screen their children as well. It also provides resources for parents to use themselves. In Madison’s pyramid students are screened in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Portal website – SOS-Signs of Suicide Link. Madison parent log in – jmhs-par , password – warhawks.
  • 12/04 – Warhawk Time – students are invited to participate in a variety of games, relaxation and stress relief activities throughout the building.
  • 12/05 – Warhawk Time – Guest speaker Chris Bennett will tell his story of struggling with mental health and addiction as a youth in Fairfax County (auditorium) – students come down with their Warhawk Time class or individually·
  • 12/05 – Lunchtime – Therapy dogs will be available for students to visit within the courtyard
  • 12/06 – Warhawk Time – students are invited to participate in a variety of games, relaxation and stress relief activities throughout the building.
  • 12/07 – Warhawk Time – Teacher bubble soccer in main gym. Students get to enjoy teachers trying to play soccer while simply trying to stay on their feet.·
Resources:
Believe it or not our academic advising season is rapidly approaching us yet again. Madison’s Curriculum Night will take place on January 10th (mark your calendars). This is an opportunity to find out more about specific classes including electives. There will be a program specifically for incoming 9th grade parents as well as one for students deciding on AP classes. In light of this coming up soon we wanted to share some useful information for your viewing. Our curriculum website will be updated over the next two weeks. However here are two links that contain a wealth of information:

Academic Resources for Scheduling Purposes

Both of these pages would be valuable to bookmark for future references and for academic programming questions.
Timothy Buckley
Director of Student Services
James Madison High School
703-319-2337