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Attempted Suicide Takes The Life Of Another

In Fairfax Virginia a 22-year-old graduate student, Marisa Harris was killed around 4:15 p.m. Saturday October 28th on I-66 after a 12-year-old boy attempting suicide jumped off an overpass and landed on her SUV. Harris was going eastbound when the boy leaped from the Cedar Lane overpass and landed on her 2005 Ford Escape, reported WRC.

Police responded to the accident at 4:18 p.m.Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend was also in the car when the accident took place, his name was not given and he was not injured. At impact Harris grabbed the steering wheel and maneuvered the vehicle off the interstate, according to authorities, stopping against a concrete barrier on the road’s left shoulder. Harris’ family said her boyfriend took control of the car and steered it off of the interstate. Harris was killed by the impact of the fall, according to Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for Virginia State Police. Following the accident, the police transported the 12-year-old boy to Fairfax Inova Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Marisa Harris’s mother explained how it was ironic that the boy who killed her child could have been helped by hers. Marisa’s mother knows that her daughter could have helped the depressed child. Marisa Harris’s mother explained how it was ironic that the boy who killed her child could have been helped by hers. Given her work with children, the circumstances of her death — after a suicide attempt by a 12-year-old — were not lost on the family. Harris’s father described her as outgoing and well-traveled. She had an affinity for the outdoors and loved hiking, he said. “She was fearless, she was absolutely fearless,” he said. “She was loved by her friends, she was dearly loved by her family, she was admired by her peers, she was just a shining star.” And her professional interest ran in the family: Harris’s grandfather is also a psychologist, and her father said she “comes from a long line of psychologists.” Marisa’s parents know that her daughter could have helped the depressed child. Marisa was a graduate from summa cum laude from Towson University before beginning her from a program at Marymount University where she studied mental health counseling. The police at the scene made it unclear if the boy responsible for the death of Marisa Harris would have to be charged.

How Not To Annoy Your Teacher

Every teacher at West Clermont loves their job without doubt, but students do not always make that easy. While we often get to hear about how and what students feel about their teachers, it is rare that we come to know the opinions of teachers about their students.

Over the summer most teachers spent time in professional development, attending workshops and seminars covering the latest educational research and data. Teachers love that kind of stuff. Now that the new school year is beginning teachers can finally start to put all the information acquired on our time off to good use. For example, some studies show that students can actually start becoming annoying as early as twenty minutes into the first day of school.

I asked a few teachers what is it that they do not like their students doing or things that their students do that annoy them the most…..

So in the spirit of data-driven instruction and inspired by this helpful list of things that drive high school teachers nuts, I have conferred with my colleagues and came up with a list of things that drive high school teachers crazy. Below is a handy guide for students to positively reflect on how not to annoy your teacher.

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Homecoming Game History Begins With Victory

 

On September 29th approximately 4,500 students, staff, and parents gathered to watch the very first homecoming game of West Clermont High School. There was no hiding the football teams 4th win of the season with an ending score of 37-7. There was nothing but smiles, happiness, and a genuine sense of achievement from players, fans, and coaches.

West Clermont’s marching band and color guard performing the National Anthem.

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Introducing Yoga Club to West Clermont

Mrs. Bohannon demonstrates the “tree pose”.

Flyers are hung throughout the building to spread the word about the new club.

 

 

For the first time in West Clermont history a yoga club has been introduced. Every Monday beginning at 3:15 in room 220 ran by Mrs. Bohannon there is an opportunity to learn the art of yoga and how it is beneficial to both the mind and body. Yoga can make you stronger and more flexible. It’s a great way to stay limber and energetic. You’ll also feel more focused and alert. And yoga can help you feel great and function better in your daily life. The goal and purpose of this club is to give students a comfortable place to destress from the school day. In today’s culture we rush from one day to the next, constantly trying to change our health, our body, or our emotions, or to plan our future, yoga opens up the possibility of connecting to what we already have — to who we already are. Come find yourself in Mrs. Bohannon’s room starting this coming Monday at 3:15. No mat needed just comfy clothes and a pair of socks.