Cheverus strives to create an environment where there is a unity of body, mind, and spirit. Cura Personalis, or care of the person, is a core value of Jesuit institutions. Recognizing this principle, Cheverus understands that in addition to instilling a rich intellectual curiosity in our students, we are called to care for their personal development.
Cheverus senior Jenna Booth started a fundraiser to benefit professionals who care for people with eating disorders. "Going through an eating disorder myself, I know the importance of having a healthcare professional for support and care to get through this damaging mental illness," said Jenna. She's created sweatshirts, sweatpants, and bracelets to raise awareness for the mental illness and money for Sweetser in Saco which has a program that specializes in eating disorders called NEED.
If you would like to help support Sweetser and the many young adults fighting with this mental illness, visit the Truly Me website (https://trulyme1.my-free.website). All proceeds from the site will be donated to Sweetser. You can also donate or write a letter to a health care professional ( words of wisdom, encouragements, thanks, etc).
"My goal is $2,000+ and currently, we have $1,500 so far. We can do this with your help! Thank you so much for your consideration, anything truly helps for trying to end the stigma and raising awareness!," says Jenna.
Virtual Calming Room
The Cheverus Virtual Calming Room was designed for students and families to find strategies and tools for managing emotions and feelings. We know this school year has been challenging. We are here to remind you to breathe and check-in when you need help. We are here to support you!
-- Ms. Gower and Ms. Webster, Cheverus School Counselors
This year, against the backdrop of the global pandemic, the Guidance Office created a new initiative called Wellness Wednesday. Our first Wellness Wednesday was December 9. Students had the opportunity to try their hand at knitting, student-led yoga, and painting. In addition, there were strength and conditioning sessions, open gym, and a chance for small groups to run and walk outside. It was a successful day, and we look forward to more Wellness Wednesday in the New Year!