The Precedent

During lunch, Luc Gourmelom (9), Matthew Johnson (9), and Koen Martineau (9), play Cornhole during

Mental Health Awareness Month: how it is being acknowledged

Sophie Barkett, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

During the month of May, students and staff can bring awareness to mental health, which has become a problem for many people after months of isolation and uncertainty brought about by COVID.  The counseling...

Drawing and painting students first time in class. Student does her first project and applies the information she learned from online.

Transition to in-person school mentality is relentless

Presley Plant, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

As a student, it is a priority to keep both the mind and body healthy. The sudden change from online to in-person learning has created a stressful mentality with constant anxiety. “This adjustment has...

Mrs. Taylor's virtual classroom has links and resources for students at any time

Wellness Room set to re-open with precautions

Lindsey Harrison, A&E Editor October 2, 2020

With school returning, students will have access to the Wellness Room with a couple of new rules and precautions to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Formerly called the Mindfulness Room, the Wellness...

Student is filling out the support group consent form.

Support groups returning to Perry

Ryann Jorgensen, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

Students are coming back and so are support groups. Since its opening in 2019, the mindfulness room has hosted various support groups for students during the conference period. Now, with school returning...

Sophomore, Halle Gardner enjoys dancing as a way to recharge after a day at school. Similarly, Makenna Webb uses music as a creative outlet during online school.

Coping with sadness and stress:one hobby at a time

Ashlyn Miner , News Editor September 21, 2020

  Amid uncertainty and confusion, one thing is certain: COVID-19 has been hard for everyone, but especially high school students. With so much time at home, it is easy to feel sad or anxious as...

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Mindfulness being spread through YouTube

Tiffany Martinez, staff reporter April 12, 2020

Self isolation and social distancing for months is what the world has come to. While staying self isolated does help  prevent the virus from spreading, it does come with negatives. It can cause loneliness...

Lindsay Taylor, social worker, giving presentation to baseball team. Taylor has given presentations on the mindful minute to classes and sports teams.

Taking a mindful minute: a way to relax and recenter

Paige Luedtke , Staff Reporter January 17, 2020
"It helps with focus and attention and decreases stress and anxiety" Lindsay Taylor
Social worker Lindsay Taylor talks with students in mindfulness room.

Perry’s new mindful addition to campus

Lydia Hampton , Staff Reporter September 18, 2019

Mindfulness Room: Open to Anyone Who Needs a Minute The mindfulness room is Perry’s latest proactive step to combat issues related to mental health. Run by social worker Lindsay Taylor, aiming to...

Top listens to help students relax

Dayton Jones September 3, 2019

Many students listen to music on a daily basis, even in school while completing their work, but music can impact stress levels in many different ways. It is going to be a stressful year coming up and the...

PHS takes proactive step towards mental health

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor August 30, 2019

Living with depression, anxiety, self-harm impulses, personality disorders, and other disorders are a part of our daily reality. As time goes on, it almost seems as if these issues become increasingly...

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