Leadership Update (2/23)



Hello all,

Starting next week, Oak Middle School is starting the 21 Day Fully Charged Challenge, led by Ms. Reynolds, our amazing school counselor. This challenge is designed to help positively stimulate your mind and recharge your “battery”. What does it mean to be “fully charged”? This includes proper sleep, stress management, and positive social connections; these all determine how fully “charged” our brain is.

Our routine plays a big role in both our mental and physical health. For example, skipping a few hours of sleep may not seem like a big deal in the long run, but less and less sleep can negatively affect your mental state and causes a lack of focus. Mental state not only affects you, but it affects the people you see and interact with every day. Lots of people with sleep deprivation tend to feel lonelier, groggier, and unhappy more often than people who get a normal amount of sleep (8-10 hours). 

Join all of Oak on the 21 Day Challenge starting next week. Here are the first five days:

Day 1: Thank a hero. Show your gratitude to those who are working on the front lines each day.

  • Doctors
  • Health care workers
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Store Clerks 
  • Police
  • Fire Department

Day 2: Mindful Movement. Decrease levels of stress and get centered with stretching, Yoga, or meditation for 20 minutes. 

Day 3: Start off the day right! Start by making your bed. By doing this, you’ll:

  • Increase productivity
  • Create a sense of accomplishment
  • Reduce stress

Day 4: Disconnect! Be in the moment of a social media bubble. Turn your phone off and disconnect for 2 hours. 

Day 5: Calling on You! Call or facetime a family member or friend. Be encouraging and positive!

Don’t forget to post about your challenge! You could win a prize!

Thank you for your time.

Alexandra Nguyen

Melanie Stewart

Oak Leadership