Mora Junior High Above the Influence (ATI) students spend some time at the Mora Elementary in April. They joined sixth grade students at recess and enjoyed lunch with them. Mentoring younger students in an informal way helps ease tension and anxiety about moving to the Mora High School next year. Great work ATI students!
The “most wonderful time of the year” can quickly turn into the most stressful time of the year for many. When compounded by a mental illness, common holiday pressures can create a perfect storm of exacerbated stressors, symptoms and setbacks if not proactively addressed. The reality is that potential hazards exist at every turn […]
*Findings from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey from SUMN.org Nearly 3 in 10 Minnesota kids live in poverty or low-income households* 29% of MN public school students say they receive free or reduced-priced lunch. 6,500 students say they experienced homelessness in the past year. Over 7,500 students say they’ve had to skip meals in the […]
How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? 1 minute? Try 6 seconds. In reality, 70 percent of office emails are read within six seconds of arriving. Yes, Houston, we have a problem. Instead of improving our lives, technology is increasingly getting in the way of enjoying our lives. And […]
This is week ATI students are sharing ways to share kindness. Today the high school ATI youth delivered donuts and high octane coffee to the deputies and staff at Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office. Their message, “Thank you for keeping Kanabec County Sunny and Safe” was designed (and drawn on the box) by one of the […]
In a lead up to Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 11 – 17, 2018) the Above the Influence (ATI) student group at Mora Schools were asked to come up with ways to show kindness. Simple ideas such as holding a door open for someone, saying hello, buying someone else lunch, leaving a positive note […]