Donations Sought To Cope With Student Stress At Los Alamos High School Listening Post

Parents and other organizations make donations that stock Los Alamos High School’s Listening Post for high stress times or to provide boost in the day of a teen. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
LAPS News:

As local schools gear up for state standardized testing, Los Alamos High School hopes the community will again support their novel approach to stressful times, called the Listening Post.

“The Listening Post was an idea that was started last year,” LAHS Principal Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist said. “The most recent data reported that of those students surveyed, only 50 percent eat breakfast. We’re thrilled that the community supports this effort to provide a mental and emotional boost by donating items for student success, especially as testing begins.”

The LP is open based on student need and the availability of acquired resources, coming from families, individuals or local organizations.

Leadership Los Alamos has made donations over the last several months, collecting supplies during their regularly scheduled meetings and delivering them to the schools. Their generosity fills a need and makes a connection along the way.

The Listening Post offers free snacks to students during the variety of high pressure times about to take place. The next two months will include a variety of testing in their academic day as PARCC, finals, AP exams and End of the Course exams come in to view. This is just an addition to the regular stressors in the day in the life of a teen.

Any food donations are welcomed and can be left with Eva Pacheco at the LAHS main office.

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