Hoban Wellness was launched in 2019 to provide information and resources to students and promote academic success by helping students achieve their best possible health – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Hoban's office of student services is available to assist students and families address students' social-emotional needs and helps to navigate next steps to improving health.
Knight Time (previously called Wellness Wednesdays) is scheduled time designed to give all of our students opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that support student wellness in some way. These activities will allow students to enjoy themselves, release stress, build community and feel happy. Students having the freedom to select from a wide variety of choices is integral to the philosophy of the program. The variety of offerings will reflect the diverse wellness needs and interests of the student body. Students should feel free to choose whatever activity they want each time, provided there is space remaining-- so there should be no restrictions or prerequisites for attending any particular activity.
Six Dimensions of Wellness (from National Wellness Institute):
- Emotional: Awareness and acceptance of feelings; decision-making; problem-solving; personal relationships
- Intellectual: Stretch and challenge the mind with curiosity and creative endeavors
- Occupational: Career choice and the development of transferable skills
- Physical: Nutrition; physical activity; healthy choices regarding drugs and alcohol
- Social: Communicating, interacting, and serving the community
- Spiritual: Pursuit of the meaning of life
Hoban uses School Joy as a platform for Student Life Management for activities information and signups.
Through the process of helping our students to completeness, Hoban has designed a Student Wellness Initiative. As Catholic educators, we educate the entire person by fostering the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual wellness. In doing so, we maintain and strengthen a positive and safe learning environment for all.
The Student Wellness Program includes:
Education: Programs, activities and online information designed to educate students about the different components of wellness, including positive body image, stress management, healthy relationships and mental/emotional health
Testing: Drug and alcohol awareness and prevention policy, including mandatory random testing
Support: Counseling for any student who is in need
Extensive research has found that ongoing education is the most critical component of any wellness program to support high school students during a critical developmental stage and prevent students from using drugs and alcohol.
Education is the art of helping young people to completeness.
– Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the congregation of holy cross