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Tag: Health and Wellness

A ‘Fiercely Compassionate’ Approach to Student Mental Health

By Dr. Danielle Budash Newkam, MHS Psychologist How should educators see the children in their care? Whether they’re teaching, coaching, mentoring or treating them, perceptions of children are more critical than...

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Milton Hershey School Student Earns Hair Braiding License Over the Summer

Milton Hershey School junior, Jael Ingram, spent her summer challenging herself to better her future. Instead of enjoying fun and relaxing activities, Jael participated in a six-week cosmetology program to...

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Making a Difference with 15 Years of Experience in Hair Care

By Paige Lee-Early, Milton Hershey School Lead Hairstylist I’ve been in the hair care industry for 15 years now. Working at Spartan Styles, Milton Hershey School’s on-campus hair salon and...

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February is the Time to Brush Up on Children’s Dental Health

By Dr. Denise Alston, MHS Director of Dental Services As the director of dental services at Milton Hershey School (MHS), a free residential school for pre-K through 12th grade low-income...

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Legacy of Dental Care at Milton Hershey School Brings Smiles

While growing up, Milton Hershey moved several times, attended seven different schools, and did not receive the best dental care. Because of this, his wife, Catherine, caringly looked after him...

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MHS Psychologist Helps Families Prepare for the Holidays with Mental Health Tips

By Kristen Parys, Ph.D., NCSP, MHS Psychologist The holiday season can be filled with joy, but it also can be stressful and challenging for some. Whether families are navigating change,...

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Milton Hershey School Focuses on Renewing Employee Wellness

Throughout the fall, Milton Hershey School’s Adult Wellness Program is encouraging staff to participate in the Renew program—an online platform designed to reinvigorate one’s mind and body, clarify purpose, and...

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Milton Hershey School Psychologist Provides Mental Health Tips for Community

Featuring Allison Carrier, Milton Hershey School Psychologist This Sunday, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is “Mental Health Care for All: Let’s Make It a...

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Milton Hershey School Students Get Hands-On Training in Fire Prevention

Featuring Rodney Sonderman, MHS Houseparent As summer’s heat begins to wane and a new school year begins, fire prevention training isn’t a traditional classroom topic, but for students at Milton...

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Milton Hershey School Senior Division is Springing into Motion This May

By Michelle Weber, MHS Student Government Association Coordinator This May, Milton Hershey School Senior Division was challenged to track their physical activity and stay “Spartan Strong” by joining the Spring...

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