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Rosenwald High School implements wellness room for students to find “blissful break”

At Rosenwald High School they implemented a new wellness room for mental health
At Rosenwald High School they implemented a new wellness room for mental health(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 9:46 PM CST
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A local school has implemented a new strategy when it comes to student mental health.

Rosenwald High School now features a wellness room featuring yoga mats, peaceful music, essential oils and other activities meant for students to help calm their minds. There are also three counselors available to meet with the students for counseling.

Rosenwald High School Principal Jonathan McQuagge calls the addition of the wellness room to the school a necessity.

”Anything dealing with mental health right now is a top priority, whether it is a room or whether it is just the counseling aspect I think these kids need to be shown that we love them and we care about them, I think right more than ever those kids need that,” McQuagge said.

The Title IV grant of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 was used to fund and purchase all items in the wellness room. The grant is intended to improve students academic achievements.

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