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In an attempt to hold her ground, sophomore Jacida Kirk pushes her opponent off of her to get out of her grasp. The tournament took place at Washington High School on Jan. 19.
Falcons finish strong at Washington meet
Lily Maginn, Features Editor • February 2, 2024
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Musical year in review 2023
Musical year in review 2023
Abbott Lackey, Layout Editor • February 2, 2024
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To promote classes to incoming freshmen, business teacher Elizabeth DAngelo explains the benefits of taking her classes to eighth grade student Carson Farewell. Curriculum night took place on Jan. 24 in the commons
Curriculum night for eighth graders
Sonya Phillips, Business Manager • February 2, 2024
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Drum stick in hand, junior Finnley Free
poses with their instruments. “My dad
played the banjo in a blue grass band so I’ve been going to concerts and my dad’s shows ever since I was little and it’s always been a big part of my life,” Free said.
Junior juggles multiple musical instruments
Lily Maginn, Features Editor • February 2, 2024
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25 Things about Jason Sinclair
25 Things about Jason Sinclair
Abbott Lackey and Lily MaginnFebruary 2, 2024
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Hazel Health offers online therapy

Hazel health online therapy, also referred to as Hazel HEART, is a program available for Rockwood students who need help coping with various issues they may have.
Rockwood Supervisor of Mental and Emotional Health, Jacklyn Floyd, said that the program is a form of therapy available to students in the school district.
“Hazel HEART is short term tele-therapy provided to students that attend [schools within the] Rockwood School District. They provide support to students for any reasons in which a student would go to therapy: anxiety, depression, stress, etc. All sessions occur virtually. Sessions can take place at home or at school pending availability,” Floyd said.
School counselor Allyson Sedlak, who spoke on behalf of the two other school counselors, said the program is an option for students to speak to a licensed therapist during school hours or at home.
“Students who participate in Hazel Health receive six free therapy sessions with a licensed therapist. Students can speak with this therapist at school or at home. Everything is confidential and additional resources are provided to students after the sessions have ended. If students are interested in speaking with a Hazel Health therapist, please contact the counseling office,” Sedlak said.
Floyd also said that therapists meet with students to identify goals and practice strategies, she recommends the program to students because it’s an easy way to access the help that professional help can provide.
“Licensed therapists meet with students for six to eight weekly sessions to work on student identified goals. The purpose of any short-term therapeutic program is to quickly identify the concern, and help the student develop and practice strategies to address that concern. Typically students are able to start seeing a therapist within one to two weeks after parental consent is provided. We know that community mental health agencies often have waitlists that extend beyond that time, anywhere from one to six months,” Floyd said.

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Madison Springett, Editor-In-Chief
Class of 2024 Time on staff: 4 years Favorite newspaper memory: Sending off my first newspaper as editor Favorite song: "‘98 Braves" by Morgan Wallen

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