• EMS Ƶ Health and Wellness Virtual Fair


    Welcome to EMS Ƶ’s inaugural Health and Wellness Virtual Fair. The district counseling and health services departments have teamed up to provide tips and resources for students, families, staff and the community.  Find information regarding mental health and healthy living as well as browse through community and summer activities as we get ready for June and July.  Not sure where to start?  Watch the video below to hear from our nursing, counseling, nutrition district leaders, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Parker. Stay well, EMS Ƶ! 

Prevention and Healthy Living

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the public to deal with a wide range of issues all at once. What is the best way to wash hands? How do parents talk to children about the pandemic? What effect does the coronavirus have on asthmatics and teen vapers? Take a look at the information below and learn how to tackle these issues. 

    Healthy Living

    Prevention

    SOAR Coalition

    SOAR stand for Stand Out Act Responsibly. This group focuses on informing EMS students, parents, and community about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues within the community that impact youth and young adults. For more information, contact program director Erica Castillo, MSW, at (682) 701-1491 or erica@challengetc.org.   

    Vaping Information

    The Coalition has gathered a wealth of resources to help teens quit vaping. Learn about the drug's negative effects and how, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, important it is to quit. This guide also offers informaton on recovery resources and support groups.

    Teen Vaping Guide

    Dangers of Vaping Video

    Handwashing Video

    How to Properly Wear a Mask Video

    Importance of Hydration Video

    Importance of Limiting Screentime Video

    Yoga Video

    Asthma Information Video

Community and Summer Activities

  • Families must factor in social distancing guidelines when making summer plans. These resources below are here to help! Take a look at these websites to learn what summer activities these organizations offer.  

Mental Health Information and Resources

  • Social distancing and extended distance learning are new experiences for students and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a months-long disruption of daily life, and causing new stress and anxiety for families. Also, with students spending more time online, parents are tasked with ensuring their children are safe on the web, too. Take a look at the resources below to help navigate through these unprecedented times.

    Managing Anxiety Video

    Managing Depression Video

    Managing Grief Video

    Importance of Mindfulness Video