Newark students learn techniques to support emotional health

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For one-day, students in Newark are trading in textbooks and calculators for lessons on relieving stress.

The move to focus on living stress-free was the goal of the district’s Social and Emotional Awareness Day.

“Some of our students are dealing with a lot of stress in their lives and that is as important to us as a district as it is to add, subtract and write a proper sentence,” Superintendent of Newark City Schools Doug Ute, said.

At each grade level, volunteers from all walks of life are helping students cope with an emotional and social level.

Educators in the Newark City School District are confident by learning to relieve stress and problem solving, teachers, students and their families will benefit.

“A healthy child both physically and mentally is a child who is going to learn at a higher rate and be more successful.”