MCHS Daily Announcements 2.22.16

posted Feb 22, 2016, 4:01 AM by Zachary Dane   [ updated Feb 22, 2016, 4:36 AM ]
Afterschool Activities:
Stepdance meets today outside the Auditorium.
Leadership classes available: see the Internship bulletin board in the main hallway (across from the girls' bathroom) for opportunities whose deadlines are coming up soon. See Ms. Davis with questions. 

STI Screening: Tuesday, 2/22, and Friday, 2/26, information will be provided, and students will have the opportunity to participate in STD testing if they choose to. See Ms. Davis with questions.

Town Halls: Tuesday (7th period-11th grade; 4th- 12th grade) and Thursday (4th period- 9th grade; 3rd period- 10th grade) there will be town hall meetings. 

Basketball Game: The MCHS Cougars have a home game on Wednesday, 2/23/16 at 4pm against the Bronx Studio Writers.

Blood Drive: Thursday, 2/25. If you're inte
rested in donating, or if you have a family member who is interested in donating, see Mr. Childs or an SGA member for more information.

Special Administration of Algebra Regents: Thursday, 2/25. A small group of students will take this exam, and should already be aware that they are taking the exam. If you have questions, please see Mr. Singh or Mrs. Williams.

**************ONGOING EVENTS/ ACTIVITIES/ MEETINGS***************************

Join I AM! Every Wednesday till the first week of June. If you're an MCHS male, see Luke Alvez or Abebe Morris for more information. 

**************MEDICAL TERM/ QUESTION OF THE DAY!***********************************

Category: Foundations of Psychiatric Nursing

A client diagnosed with pain disorder is talking with the nurse about fishing when he suddenly reverts to talking about the pain in his arm. Which of the following should the nurse do next?
 a) Allow the client to talk about his pain. 
b) Ask the client if he needs more pain medication. 

Accessed on 2.22.16

************SENIOR ADVICE TO YOUNGER STUDENTS!******************
Today's advice comes from Ms. Davis: if you notice ANYTHING on your schedule that seems incorrect, advocate for yourself by speaking to school staff until you believe the issue is resolved. The marking period will end sooner than you think, and every credit should count toward graduation!

SHOUT OUT to Mrs. Edwards for coordinating our school's Respect for All activities during the week before the vacation. Thank you for reminding us to promote healthy relationships, stand up to bullying, and promote respectful treatment of every member of our community. Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email

CORRECT ANSWER to Medical Question
d) Redirect the interaction back to fishing. Reason: The nurse should redirect the interaction back to fishing or another focus whenever the client begins to ruminate about physical symptoms or impairment. Doing so helps the client talk about topics that are more therapeutic and beneficial to recovery. Allowing the client to talk about his pain or asking if he needs additional pain medication is not therapeutic because it reinforces the client's need for the symptom. Getting up and leaving the client is not appropriate unless the nurse has set limits previously by saying, "I will get up and leave if you continue to talk about your pain."