Well-being is the positive sense of self and belonging that we feel when our cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs are being met. Well-being in early years and the school setting is about helping children and students become resilient and self-aware, so that they can make positive and healthy choices to support their learning and achievement both now and in the future.
This Well-Being website was created for our parents and school community as a tool to provide information and connections in the area of student academic, social, emotional and behavioral well-being. The following resources give an overview of student well-being and outline our school processes for accessing supports within the district and from the wide variety of community agencies out there which can provide additional supports. On the following webpages you will be introduced to the many school staff who are trained and available to assist in planning for your student’s well-being.
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2021-22 Mental Health Advisory Committee Event
On Thursday, April 28, the Mental Health Advisory Committee hosted a virtual event titled Supporting Our Kids Through Challenging Times: Building Resilience for Healthy Well-Being. The event featured. Dr. Darryl Goetz. Click below for resources provided during the event.
2020-21 Mental Health Virtual Town Halls
The Minnetonka Schools Mental Health Advisory Committee hosted two virtual Mental Health Town Hall events during the 2020-21 school year to support families, students and community members in navigating mental health questions. Town Halls featured community clinicians, school support staff and students, who offered various perspectives as part of these conversations.
The first Town Hall, held in November 2020, focused on navigating mental health challenges during COVID-19. The second Town Hall, held in February 2021, focused on raising awareness around anxiety and depression using the documentary film Angst. Resources from each Town Hall event are available below.
Legacy Project 2021
Our students continually step up and lead at Minnetonka HS. Their work is making a difference in our community as well beyond Minnetonka. The Minnetonka Legacy Project is a four-year service project at MHS; each grade chooses a cause in which they make a difference throughout their time at the high school. The end goal is for each class to be able to look back on the legacy that they have left in the local community and beyond. The Class of 2021 focused on health, with their final year focused specifically around mental health in our school and community.
Watch the video series below:
- Legacy 21: Mr. Erickson
- Legacy 21: Rebekah and MingYing
- Legacy 21: David Bierly
- Legacy 21: JoAnne Hoffman Jecha
- Legacy 21: Jonna Hirsch
- Legacy 21: Chris Lawler
- Legacy 21: Andrea Johnson
- Legacy 21: Amanda Sullivan
- Legacy 21: Chris Lawler
- Legacy 21: Katie Holter
- Legacy 21: Closing Remarks (Rebekah and MingYing)
In This Section
- School Staff Supports
- Student Support Team
- Additional District Supports
- Community Resources
- Download the Well-Being Guidebook (pdf)
- Fostering Positive Well-Being
- Mental Health Advisory Committee
- Digital Health and Wellness
- Family Guide
- Growing Through Grief
- Student Crisis Resource Master List
- Relate Counseling
- Resources for Teens and Young Adults Resource Master List