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Student wellness tip line

September 12, 2018

With the recent technological advancements at HHS, such as the new Chromebooks and flexible learning spaces, it seems as though administration is using technology to promote student wellness as well.

The implementation of a new Student Wellness tip line to the HHS website was introduced at the beginning of this school year in an attempt to promote student safety and well-being.

During past school years, to submit a report of assault or bullying, students had to make a face-to-face meeting with a trusted staff member. With the new tip line, students can simply fill out a Google Form on their own time.

According to Associate Principal Kelly Tennison and Assistant Principal Trenton Lawson, this new development was strongly encouraged by student suggestion.

“Our goal was to establish trusting relationships between students and staff members by helping students feel comfortable bringing something up,” Tennison said.

HHS is the first of the Lake Conference Schools to implement a tip line to their school website, following in the steps of Osseo Public Schools, who implemented their own tip line in the spring of 2018.

Although HHS is among the first of the surrounding school districts to implement a tip line, Lawson hopes that others follow in accordance.

“We created this tip line out of necessity. We hope that every student who feels the need to report an incident has a comfortable and accessible way to do so,” Lawson said.

The new Tip Line can be found on the HHS web page, under the sidebar entitled “For Students.”

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