Tempe Union High School District launches mindfulness rooms
More than 13,000 students across seven high schools in the Tempe Union High School District returned to school for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Every year, TUHSD staff and administration emphasize the the importance of supporting the social & emotional wellness of our students.
This school year, the district will be opening a mindfulness room at each of its seven school sites. Corona del Sol is the first to complete the renovation of their room. All other campuses will open their rooms throughout the remainer of 2019.
The rooms will host mindfulness practices at designated times throughout the day. The schedules will differ on each campus to best serve students.
Select staff at each site have received training to lead mindfulness practices and oversee use of the rooms, funded by a partnership with the Governor’s Office on Youth, Faith and Families and the High School Health and Wellness Grant. The grant provides funding to support drug and alcohol prevention on all seven TUHSD schools. Offering mindfulness practices on a high school campus supports the efforts of the grant to prevent drug and alcohol use by students.
Corona del Sol also received grant funding from the Arizona Diamondbacks to support the opening of their mindfulness room.