• Josiah Payne

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

This weekend marks our first "Student Wellness Break" of the year. For our veterans, this would be our usual October extended, where we send the students away from campus and back home to you for a few days. Since they are already home, we've rebranded the weekend and shifted the focus to giving students a longer break from staring at their computer screens. Students will not have class on Friday and , with Monday being Columbus Day, will resume class on Tuesday.

There will be no Student Life Programming this Thursday.

This week's social event is an online game tournament featuring popular games Among Us, Brawl Stars, and CLash Royale. It will take place tonight from 7-8:30pm.

It looks like we are going to have beautiful weather this weekend with temperatures in th 70s! I am encouraging all of the students to get outside and away from screens and technology. This is likely to be one of the last nice weekends of the year and I hope everyone will take advantage.

Please remind your students to seek out assistance if they are struggling in any of their classes. Their teachers, the writing centerand peer tutors, and even many of the RC staff are available to help them. They need only ask.

I wish you all a wonderful Student Wellness Break weekend. Until next week, be safe and be healthy.


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  • Josiah Payne

It's homecoming week at IMSA! There will be no homecoming game or dance this year but that doesnt mean we cant still have fun. CAB has put together a bunch of fun activites and competitive events for the students to participate in. The Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes will be showing their school spirit and competing all week (for bragging rights) in events ranging from trivia and t-shirt designto dancing and class movies. A winner will be declared at our very first Virtual Pep Rally on Friday. You can view the HoCo Week aganda below:

In this weeks' student life programming, we will be talking to the Sophomores about IMSA's Service Learning requirements, why they are improtant, and how they can get involved in serving in their communities. You can download a pdf of the powerpoint presentation the students will see below.

Super Service Conversation
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Have a great week and I'll see you next time!


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  • Josiah Payne

This week is Mental Heath Initiative Week. Every year durring MHI Week IMSA provides a variety of opportunities for studetns learn about mental health issues, combat stigma associated with mental illness, and engage in activites that help promote good mental health. This weeks activites will colminate in an MHI Week Assesmbly this Friday during which individuals will shre their mental health journeys and how they have overcome some of the obstacles to mental health they have faced in their lives.

During our usual Student Life Programming time on Thursday, the upperclassmen will have the opportunity to participate in a survey designed to help IMSA better address the mental health issues faced by our student body and provide more adequate support to them.

In next week's Student Life Program the upperclassmen will discuss Bullying and Hazing and focus on how they can be a part of breaking cycles of peer abuse in school and beyond.

This Thursday evening, in honor of the life and work of actor Chadwick Boseman, we will be screening Marvel's Black Panther for our 1504 students. Known to most for his portrayal of King T'Challa/Black Panther in the MCU, Boseman was a talented and versatile performer who played such iconic roles as baseball great Jackie Robinson, music legend James Brown, and civil rights activist and US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Boseman passed away three weeks ago at the age of 43, ending a 4 year battle with colon cancer. Until Next Time!