July 17, 2019
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside.
When teachers withhold recess or time outdoors as punishment, it is harmful to children, a recent study shows...An article on healthline.com explains: "According to parents across the country, many teachers are still using the restriction of recess as punishment despite evidence showing it may be doing more harm than good. Jessie Staska Walker, a concerned parent, told Healthline that her first grader gets only 10 minutes of recess per day. 'If the class as a whole has a hard time listening that day, the entire class is made to sit out of recess for five minutes,' she said. 'I'm against it, but the bigger problem is they only have 10 minutes to begin with.'...
July 31st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. As summer heats up, heatstroke continues to be the number one vehicle-related killer of children, outside of car crashes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults, especially in the summer months and when it starts to get hot outside. Since 1998, more than 790 children across the United States have died from heatstroke when left unattended in a vehicle. Those deaths have occurred in the following ways:
MountainHeart Consulting is a West Virginia consulting group with over 70 years of combined experience. We specialize in non-profit and small business growth and management. Our program offers a diverse range of services including Business Development, Human Resources, Marketing, Public Relations, and Information Technology.
MountainHeart Community Services, Inc. is offering the items below, FREE to the public, First Come, First Served. If you are interested in an item, please call the appropriate office/contact listed and we will mark the item as TAKEN if it hasn't already been Claimed. You will then have 48 hours (not counting the weekends) to pickup your item(s). If they are not picked up in the time frame allowed, they will be reposted. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All items claimed must be loaded by the purchaser. All items are provided as is.
Ten years ago after teaching middle school mathematics for thirty years, I retired from the education system and began searching for activities to occupy my “free time”. I was already highly involved in church activities locally and regionally and had participated in several volunteer mission trips to Russia, Alaska, Mississippi and West Virginia projects.
Within weeks after retirement, a close friend and employee of MountainHeart – Summersville told me about the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offered by their office. Knowing that I had spent my career working with numbers and computers, she asked if I might be willing to volunteer. Then within days I was training and began assisting tax-payers in the 2008 tax season.