Student Wellness

High school is a time of personal, social, academic and emotional growth.

To help students build resilience, as well as time management and coping techniques, the SWell program offers workshops, tools and advice to students as they find their authentic selves and strengthen their social-emotional skills. SWell emphasizes practice and patience to help students learn to prioritize their well-being and manage their busy lives.

The Program

Class Level Workshops

Student Wellness is built into the mentoring program. During collaboration periods, freshman and sophomore class levels attend four mandatory workshops throughout the year. Juniors and Seniors complete two workshops per year. Each workshop tackles a different topic relevant to each grade level.

  • Time Management
  • Drugs & Alcohol Education*
  • Stress, Coping & the Growth Mindset
  • Healthy Relationships**
  • Digital Wellness
  • Drugs & Alcohol Education*
  • Communication
  • Decision-Making & Goal Setting
  • Drugs & Alcohol Education*
  • Escalation**
  • Hunting Ground
  • Drugs & Alcohol Education*

* Pres is proud to partner with Miles to Go to bring their drug prevention education series to our students and parents.

** Pres is proud to partner with the One Love Foundation to bring their relationship abuse curriculum to our students and parents.


In addition to class level workshops, students will also watch mini lessons on a variety of topics, including:

  • Email Etiquette
  • Student Athlete Time Management
  • Social Comparison
  • Self-care
  • Sleep
  • Mindfulness
  • Effects of Social Media
  • Study Skills
  • And MORE!

Bring Change 2 Mind Mental Health Club

Pres is one of over 100 high schools with a BC2M student-led club on campus. Bring Change 2 Mind’s high school program gives teens a platform to share their voices and to raise awareness around mental health. Our goal is to empower students to educate one another and their communities, and to create a culture of peer support within their schools. Together, we’ll fight the stigma around mental illness.

Contact Information

Cherie Somavia, LMFT
Director of the Office for the Prevention
of Student Bullying, Harassment and Abuse
408-264-1664 Ext. 3003

Carmen Pauls Wiens
Wellness Center Coordinator
408-264-1664 Ext. 2973