Hopefully, you have enjoyed the slower pace of summer and the relaxation that goes along with it – important for refreshing your mind and spirit! With the extra time, it can be tempting to slip into bad habits like overindulging in social media. Did you know that researchers have found a correlation between time on social media and increased depression in young adults? Learn more about the research findings here.

Try instead to spend your extra time learning a new skill, brushing up on an old one, or trying a new sport or hobby. According to Dr. Mark Stibich, learning new things can improve your overall “brain fitness.” Here are some tips to improve brain fitness. CBHS offers numerous ways to keep your brain active over the summer through our online library resources. Become proficient in Excel or PowerPoint, prep for the ACT, learn new study skills or boost your reading comprehension. When you register for Prep Step, you have access to all of this and more through numerous online tutorials:

  • Prepare for College (ACT/SAT Practice Tests & Tutorials)
  • Math and Science Skills
  • English Language Arts Skills
  • Social Studies Skills
  • Core Computer Skills
  • High School Success Skills

Speaking of new, we are pleased to welcome learning specialist Erin Brick to the Counseling Department. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our students and families. Mrs. Brick will make her home in Br. Phil Jones’ office in the McCourtney Hall Counseling Center. Br. Phil has moved to St. Louis where he will teach math at CBC St. Louis. Thank you, Br. Phil, for your years of service to CBHS. You will be missed!

Enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing our returning students and to welcoming our new ones!

Your CBHS Counselors