Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Prep for the game: eat well, sleep plenty and think positively.

Get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before a game. When you wake up, eat food high in protein and carbohydrates. Remember, water and drinks high in electrolytes will help sustain your energy for the duration of the game. During the time before the game, try to use as little energy as possible and think about the best outcomes regardless of how tough your opponent may be.


What Parents Should Know About Teens, Drinking and Drugs

Thank you to the Child Mind Institute for this informative piece.
Talk to any group of teenagers and you are likely to hear about stress: the pressure to achieve academically, to get into a good college, to be well-rounded, to be beautiful, to be thin, to be popular, to find their passion. With the increasing demands put on teens today, they are especially vulnerable to the dangers of misusing drugs. Below you will find current trends in teen behavior regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs—and strategies for you to use to counteract the beliefs and practices that your teen is likely to encounter.
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Quiz: Prevent Alcohol and Tobacco Use

Take this 15-question quiz from ParentFurther– a Search Institute resource for families- to examine the ways you address alcohol and tobacco use in your family, including how you talk about it and whether others are positive influences in preventing underage alcohol and tobacco use.

If you have more than one child, think about one of them while you’re taking the quiz. You might then repeat it for your other child or children.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Set goals for what you want to achieve in school and in your sport.

Make an action plan for how you will accomplish your goals. Keep meals healthy, drink enough water and electrolytes, get enough sleep at night and stay away from drugs and alcohol. Constantly keep goals in sight as part of your successful finish line.


Successful Project Sticker Shock in Freeport

Thank you to students from Freeport High School (Maine), Mike McManus, School Resource Officer from the Freeport Maine Police Department, Matthew Greear, Health Teacher and our local businesses- Shaw’s Supermarket and Bow Street Market for a successful Project Sticker Shock.

Sticker Shock is a project that brings community members, youth, law enforcement and local businesses together to raise awareness about the risks of providing alcohol to minors. The students place bright orange stickers on alcohol containers which emphasize the state law for providing alcohol to minors. The goal is to keep youth safe by reaching adults and reminding them they play a vital role by not purchasing alcohol for minors