Student Health

Sleeping is essential for the proper function of the human body. Leading physicians state that you should get at least seven to eight hours a day for the body to properly function. Do not procrastinate on school work and deprive your body of sleep. At ASMS, sleep is a WONDERFUL thing. Being sleep deprived during a differential calculus test is NOT fun. Your body doesn’t care about the test that is sitting in front of you. It just wants to lay down and go to sleep. Do not fail an exam because you didn’t get enough sleep. Establish a nightly routine so your body knows when to start shutting down for a good nights rest.

Eating Habits
Even though your parents can’t watch everything you eat when you are at ASMS, do not fill your diet with junk food. Not only because you can and will gain unneccessary weight, but because junk food isn’t brain food. Your brain needs a balanced diet to perform at its best. As long as you eat a well balanced diet, your body will work at tip top shape.

Along with getting enough rest and eating healthy, exercise is also vital to a healthy life. Many people have stress that they keep to themselves and exercise is a great way to release it. It gets your blood flowing and adrenaline pumping. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins. Endophins contribute to the hormonal balance in your brain, helping the neurotransmitters, and accompanying a more upbeat and happy mood.

Keeping your body and room clean are vital at ASMS. Make sure you shower on a regular basis and that your room is picke dup. If food is open in your room and not picked up, it may attract bugs into your room. The last thing anyone wants to wake up to is ants crawling all over that piece of pizza you left out last night. Gross. Just be mindful about putting food and your belongings away in a timely manner and in the correct place.

In Case you Get Sick
In the unfortunate event that you do not feel well enough to go to class, the school’s policy is that you must wake up before your first class starts and go to the nurse. She will examine you and either tell you that you are on room restriction and you are excused from your classes until you get better, or she will tell you that she thinks you are well enough to go to class. However, if you do miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of what you missed in class that day. The teachers will not tell you unless you directly ask them for the assignments that you missed. It is your job and no one elses. Just stay on top of your class work while you are sick and you won’t feel very lost when you get back to class.


Maggie Chestang
School Nurse