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The following story was written by a student on the staff of The Jaguar Times as part of Hilliard Bradley High School’s Journalism Production course.
MaKenzie Hilling, News Editor
The news has been spreading about a new app automatically installed on all Bradley High Schools students’ iPads. This app was published by the Hope Squad advisors and members. Students will be able to use this app as an alternative to counseling, it gives many the opportunity to think through their thoughts before approaching an adult. Having this app installed on every iPad was a way for the advisors of Hope Squad to lend a hand without singling one kid out.
The Hope app had four different sections a student could go to: self help, help from peers, help from counselors, and a list of resources. Under the self help section there are four main emotions one could experience when faced with hardship- anger, anxiety, depression, and panic. Under everyone, except panic, the last thing told to a student is “let it go” which in some cases would be an acceptable thing to say, but to a struggling student, it might have the wrong tone. Alyssa Cross (11) thinks that this app is “dumbing down the effects of depression on a student,” that it “is acting like letting it go is an easy thing.” A lot of students have responded badly to the phrase “let it go” and would’ve accepted the app if it was replaced with “ask for help” or a saying that didn’t have such a nonchalant tone. Alyssa says that “it makes my problems feel unnecessary” meaning she is discouraged to come forth with asking for help because the app makes it seem like it’s easy to work out your own problems. Reanne Daye (10) think this app “would’ve been a more acceptable app if it didn’t minimize the effects of these four emotions,” she believes that “telling someone to ‘let it go’ is simply not okay when they’re struggling.” This app might’ve been for good but it might disturb the student body to where no one will use it.
The Hope Squad members have a different view on the app. PJ Kern (11) thinks that the app is “really beneficial, it brings light to mental illnesses that many people don’t talk about.” The members and advisors of Hope Squad feel that the app could only bring good to the student body and wouldn’t hurt for everyone to have. A Hope Squad member that chooses to stay anonymous says “it’s goal is to provide students with resources to get help, whether in a time of crisis of just when he or she is not in the best mental space.” A lot of people say that this app is just simply another tool for the student body to use and something that wasn’t meant to offend anyone. Mrs. Hudson, an advisor for Hope Squad, says “it’s a good place for students to start with getting help,” and that this might start a surge of “students finally asking for help.” As The Jaguar Times asks around, the most this app was made to do was allow students another outlet that could help them.
This new Hope app seems to be an actual hit among students. No one even noticed it until The Jaguar times interviewed them. Having this app as a resource for students was meant as nothing more than extra help. Within these good reviews, some bad ones did arise, but simply over the fact of the phrase “let it go”. Many students said they won’t use the app in the future but it’s presence is reassurance if they ever did. The questions were asked and the student body answered, the new Hope app will definitely be a help.
We will be on a revised schedule December 18, 19, 20. This will be a time for students to show teachers what they have learned through authentic assessments. Students will need to speak to their teachers if there is a scheduling conflict. The teacher has the final say on changing an assessment time/date.
Dec. 3 @ 7 p.m. PTO Meeting in the Media Center
Dec. 9 @ 7 p.m. Athletic Booster Meeting
Dec. 10 @ 7 p.m. Theater Booster Meeting
Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 @ 7 p.m. Winterfest Concert (same show both nights)
Dec. 18-20 End Of Semester Assessment Schedule
Dec. 20 – Jan. 5 Winter Break
CLICK HERE to view our Bradley calendar for all events.
Check out our School Counseling WEBSITE HERE.
On this site, you will find information on how to schedule a time to see your School Counselor and also see lots of college information. Seniors – you will also be able to stay up to date on scholarships and other graduation information as they become available.
College application deadlines are fast approaching! Below is a list of things that must be finished by the deadline
Completed application – Submitted
ACT/SAT scores sent directly to the institutions from the testing agency. Hilliard does not send ACT/SAT scores to colleges.
Turn in a “transcript authorization” form to the guidance department
Request transcripts in Naviance
Request letters of recommendation in Naviance
Deadlines are fast approaching! – Once you (student) have completed your application, go ahead and submit! Do not wait until the last minute! Counselors are working to make sure all transcripts are submitted by the deadline.***
Use THIS LINK for more information about your senior year that includes important dates in preparing for graduation.
Use THIS LINK for more information about college and career planning.
SENIOR PICTURE INFORMATION
Senior picture submissions are being accepted NOW for the 2019-2020 Yearbook! The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th, 2019, but why wait? Upload your senior photo NOW by going to our Bradley Yearbook website at http://is.gd/hbyearbook and filling out the google form linked under the “Senior Pictures” tab. The sooner the better!
If you want to purchase a yearbook for the 2019/2020 school year, go to www.jostensyearbooks.com
Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3979155, AmazonSmile donates to Hilliard Bradley High School PTO?
Do you shop at Kroger? Register your Kroger Plus card and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the PTO. Click here to learn more.
Want to donate to a worthy cause? Consider making a donation to the Hilliard Bradley PTO through our PayPal Giving Fund. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of proceeds are given to the PTO!
Our next PTO meeting is Tue., Dec. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center at Bradley High School. All Bradley parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Visit the Bradley PTO web page to learn more about how you can help support PTO.
The 37th Annual Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show will be on Saturday, December 7th at Davidson from 9-3 pm. Over 118 crafters with handmade items will be there for unique shopping. The Hilliard Davidson Athletic Boosters will have a bake sale and concessions. Part of the proceeds of this event goes to the Hollyfest Scholarship Foundation which provides $31,000 annually in scholarships to students from Hilliard Schools.
Applications for Athletic Study Group
Dr. John Marschhausen is convening an Athletic Study Group to examine the purpose of middle and high school athletics. The group will tentatively meet four times, between January and March. There will be time for small group discussions between meetings. If you are interested in applying to be part of the Hilliard Athletic Study Group, please complete the online application.