Nurse Notifications

Our students took a Bullying Survey and here are the results!!

Most likely place a BHS student may experience bullying 24% said Cyber 15% said locker room 13% said cafeteria 12% said at a sporting event 9% said restroom 7% said on the bus 6% said classroom 6% said hallway.

1. Have you ever been bullied?

  • 62% said NO
  • 38% said YES

2. Have you ever bullied someone?

  • 83% said NO
  • 17 % said YES

3. Have you ever witnessed someone being bullied?

  • 58% said NO
  • 42% said YES

4. If so, what did you do?

  • Said something to stop it..30%
  • Nothing, just watched..12%
  • Told an adult..12%
  • Walked away..9%
  • Laughed..4%

5. Have you ever left someone out on purpose?

  • 45% said YES

6. Do you feel bullying is unacceptable?

  • 85% said YES

7. Do you feel people who are bullied are more likely to commit suicide?

  • 82% said YES

Live a Drug Free Life!!

Drugs on campus are forbidden, unless they are emergency drugs and you have a doctor's order for you to carry it. Drugs are to be kept locked up in the clinic.

If your student has a health concern and I have NOT contacted you, please contact me ASAP at 357-2209.

Asthmatics must have an ASTHMA ACTION PLAN completed by their physician. Students are not allowed to carry an inhaler on campus without this ACTION PLAN.

Donations of tissues and disinfectant spray and wipes are greatly appreciated. Thank you to the few wonderful parents who have already sent some in.

FLU season is here. Get your flu shot now!

Keys to Drug Prevention at this age (9-12th grade):

Drug prevention messages must have a foundation of accurate, factual information from which youth can draw conclusions about the dangers and long-term effects of drug-use. Still, there are certain things parents and educators should keep in mind when communicating with high school students about substance abuse.

  • They need to continue learning and practicing how to resist peer pressure and to understand the valid reasons for saying "no" to risky behaviors.
  • They need to be allowed to make independent decisions and to assume responsibility for choices that affect them and others.
  • They need to see that, as citizens, they are responsible for making their communities better, safer places to live.
  • They like to explore different sides of issues, examine various interpretations and justify their actions as correct moral choices.

Parents, be a good role model for your child. Children tend to copy what their parents do. Talk to your child about the dangers of drugs. They need to hear from YOU that drugs are bad.

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States and tends to be the first illegal drug teens use.

The physical effects of marijuana use, particularly on developing adolescents, can be acute.

Marijuana blocks the messages going to your brain and alters your perceptions and emotions, vision, hearing, and coordination.

Short-term effects of using marijuana:

  • sleepiness
  • difficulty keeping track of time,
  • impaired or reduced short-term memory
  • reduced ability to perform tasks requiring concentration and coordination, such as driving a car
  • increased heart rate potential cardiac dangers for those with preexisting heart disease
  • bloodshot eyes
  • dry mouth and throat
  • decreased social inhibitions
  • paranoia, hallucinations

Long-term effects of using marijuana:

  • enhanced cancer risk
  • decrease in testosterone levels for men; also lower sperm counts and difficulty having children
  • increase in testosterone levels for women; also increased risk of infertility
  • psychological dependence requiring more of the drug to get the same effect
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