A heart with self-care written in the middle

Tippecanoe Middle School encourages students and their families to participate in this week's TMS Winter Self-Care Challenge.

School Counselor Susan Eichenauer said,  "We organized the TMS Self-Care Week because we hear from students that they are stressed. School, extracurriculars, and life, in general, can be stressful sometimes. So we wanted to provide opportunities for students and parents to have fun together while learning what self-care interventions work for them. "

TMS hosted a kick-off event Monday evening to provide an overview, answer questions, and get people involved with five days of activities.  

  • January 30th:  Understand self-care, get ideas, and sign-up for the self-care challenge week. Get Healthy with an online Healthy Recipe Exchange!

  • January 31st: Get Artsy from 5:30-6:30 pm. Parents/students can make a Vision Poster. Sign up in the Counseling Center or email seichenauer@tippcity.k12.oh.us.

  • February 1st: Get Physical from 5:30-6:15 pm. There is FREE Yoga for TMS parents and students in the library!

  • February 2nd: Be Grateful! Donate unwanted clothing items after school from 2:30-3:10. Donated items will be delivered to St.Vincent de Paul.

  • February 3rd: Get Outdoors from 3:00-4:00 pm. Be a part of the parent and student hike at City Park. A parent must attend with the student, and a permission slip is required(in Counseling Center). Sign up via email to seichenauer@tippcity.k12.oh.us.

"We hope students walk away from the activities with positive interventions to help them manage stress," added Eichenauer.

Students can email selfies enjoying one of the self-care activities to seichenauer@tippcity.k12.oh.us for a chance to win a prize! The grand prize is a $50 YMCA gift card, a YMCA gym bag, and a water bottle!