Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 19, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 19, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 

Health and Wellness tips for high school and college students 

Students of all ages are already or about to dive intoa pool of germs and viruses that thrive in schools,
whether their local high schools or distant collegesettings.

As a former college Dean and high school collegeadvisor, I’ve witnessed plenty of students develophealth problems that can be intercepted with smartpreparation and prevention. To keep their studiesand professional growth advancing, students shouldconsider the following health and wellness advicefrom the experts:

Vaccinate! The Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention has the best overall Immunization 
Schedule for students:

Wherever students gather in groups and engagein common but risky behaviors like drinking fromthe same containers, grabbing a bite of a friend’sburrito, sharing a smoke, they are vulnerable to morethan just common colds and flus. The big killer isMeningitis, and there are effective vaccines for teensand serogroup B vaccine for college-age students.

If you’re in college, your student health serviceoften can provide free or very low cost Meningitis Bvaccine, as well as the all-important Flu shot this Fall.

One more vaccination that young women ANDmen need is protection from HPV, human papillomavirus. This series of shots can prevent 93% of youngwomen who get inoculated from getting cervicaland other related cancers, and can be administered 
to ages 11-26. For girls and boys, straight or gay,
the risks of other sexually-related cancers is gettinghigher every year, so getting the HPV series makes alot of sense. 

Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest! Even a new backpack 


Coach Ivy Chew will take over Alverno’s Varsity Volleyball Program 

Sierra Madre, CA (August 11, 2017) – AlvernoHeights Academy is thrilled to welcome Ivy Chewas the Varsity Volleyball Coach for the 2017-2018school year. 

Coach Chew brings over a decade of coachingexperience to Alverno having worked with variouslevels of athletes in 

Angeles Volleyball
Club and the Head Volleyball Coach for boys’
volleyball at South Pasadena High School.

Coach Chew has extensive experience withleading teams to the play-offs and is particularlyattuned and well-prepared to train student-athletesto reach their full potential on and off the court.
Her club experience has offered her opportunities totrain and prepare athletes for the college recruitmentprocess and she looks forward to bringing thoseexperiences and training techniques to the varsityvolleyball program at Alverno Heights Academy.

“As a coach, I not only want to teach my athletes thelove of the game but also the experience of playing ahigh school sport, which includes teaching them thetrue meaning of unity as a team and learning to be atrue student-athlete,” Coach Chew said. “When youshow athletes how to be an outstanding student, it 

reflects in their actions on the court and field.” 

“Alverno Heights Academy is thrilled to welcomeIvy Chew as our new Varsity Volleyball Coach,” 
said Head of School, Julia V. Fanara. “She has 
an exciting and experienced background and isjoining a dynamic athletics department committed 

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school dedicated to 
its mission of empowering each young woman tobe exactly the person she wants to be. Located onthe property of the former Barlow Estate in SierraMadre, California, Alverno Heights Academy wasfounded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis whosought to create an environment in the San GabrielValley where young women could become informedand knowledgeable persons. Later renamed AlvernoHigh School and sponsored by the ImmaculateHeart Community, Alverno’s program—academic,
spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has beenshaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As AlvernoHeights Academy once again, the school remainscommitted to its mission by encouraging each oftheir young women to be who they imagine. Formore information about Alverno Heights Academy,
please visit 

treated, as some are, with anti-bacterial coatings,
quickly becomes a convenient petri dish for germsand viruses, and once you sling it over your shoulder,
all those aerosolized bad boys are in convenientbreathing distance! Doorknobs, common keyboardsin computer labs, shared restrooms--you touch 
things, unconsciously bring your hands up to rubyour eyes, bite your nails, you’re sick. Sanitizingwipes, bottles of Purell and hand-washing withhot water and soap can help. Practice good “handitation”. 

Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol. College studentsespecially need to confront the three most dangerousthreats to their health--alcohol, alcohol and alcohol. 
That’s the response researchers from the BingeDrinking Study at the Harvard School of PublicHealth received from 100 University and CollegePresidents when they asked about the three mostpressing issues on campus these days.

Alcohol misuse kills and injures. Every year,
about 40 college students die of alcohol poisoning 
or from accidents while drunk. Alcohol is 
implicated in vandalism, hate crimes and campus-
based sexual predations, violative enough, but ifuninhibited (or unconscious) sexual encountersoccur, they’re often unprotected--and that linksthose lemon Jello shots to HPV, HIV and AIDS. 
Buddy up, drink only something you yourself havepoured or opened (date-rape drug avoidance) andconsider sobriety.

Whew! A pretty daunting starter set ofrecommendations? Yes, and we’ve not yet coveredkey foundational items of wellness habits--goodsleep hygiene, wise nutritional choices and regularaerobic exercise. I’ll come back with another chaptersoon. Right now, I’m off to wash my hands! 

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. FanaraE-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 
Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,
(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007(626) 446-5588 Head of School: EthanWilliamson 
Kindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 
Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 
Foothill Oaks Academy822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane 
Frostig School971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-2410Head of School, Carl Parke 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 
La Salle High School 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther SalinasE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 
Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 
351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109(626) 396-3600 Website: www.pusd@pusd.usrcadia Unified School District 
234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 821-8300 Website: 
Monrovia Unified School District 
325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
(626) 471-2000 Website: www.monroviaschools. 
Duarte Unified School District 
1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
(626)599-5000 Website: 
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