City Club of Central Oregon – November 2019 Forum

November 21 | MENTAL HEALTH DAYS IN SCHOOLS: It’s Now the Law

Bullying. Suicide. School safety. Climate Change. Today’s students are grappling with a variety of issues that can lead to depression and anxiety.

To that end, lawmakers in Oregon recently recognized the importance of the mental health of their students by enacting a law giving students five mental health days in a three-month period. Past generations have dealt with a variety of issues that lead to depression and anxiety, so what’s different today and how does this new mandate affect our local schools?

What resources are available in our community to help teens and young adults who are struggling, and what is being done for all youth to help them be more resilient? What can we as parents, friends, and community members do to help our kids grow into strong and happy adults?

Century 21 Relentless Player of the Game: Michael Schutz

Last year, Michael Schutz caught a touchdown pass with six seconds left to lift Summit to a 25-21 victory over South Salem. This year the 6’4″, now quarterback, threw a 10 yard touchdown strike with 7:44 remaining to provide the Storm a lead the hosts would not relinquish en route to a 42-31 win over the Saxons Friday night.
The senior signalcaller tossed three touchdown passes, threw for more than 330 yards, ran for a score and rushed for a two point conversion earning Century 21 Relentless Player of the Game honors.