Press "Enter" to skip to content

Mathews to begin school year with a step toward mindfulness

Mathews County Public Schools held its annual opening day convocation last Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School, the focus being on personal wellness and mindfulness.

Jean Howard and James Magee of CA & J Farm in Foster were this year’s guest speakers. Magee told the assembled teachers and support staff that wellness is comprised of proper nutrition, exercise, sleep and mindfulness. Mindfulness, according to Magee, is the practice of learning to slow down and become more in tune with your life which in turn helps to reduce stress.

“Mental health is just as important as physical health, if not more,” said Magee.

Howard echoed Magee’s remarks by telling the school workers that they can be an example of wellness to their students by taking care of themselves.

“Take care of the children,” said division superintendent Nancy Welch. “Take care of each other.”

Also making remarks at the convocation was Linda Hodges, chairman of the Mathe...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.