Hope Week


David Lasch, Reporter

This week, March 28th through April 1st, is Hope Week at Colleyville Heritage High School. Hope Week, run every year, is a week dedicated to focusing on the mental health of students and faculty around the Colleyville Heritage High School campus. All week, students and staff will be dressing in fun outfits, taking their school supplies in strange items, and focusing on their mental health.

On Monday, students dressed up in their best attire for met gala day. The motto was “You’re worth it.” Today, Tuesday March 19th, students participated in anything but a backpack day to “say goodbye to their baggage.” Students brought a variety of items to carry their school supplies including, but not limited to; a bicycle, a clothing rack, guitar cases, trash cans, and buckets.

The rest of the week, students will continue to celebrate in a variety of ways. Wednesday, March 30th, students will be invited to participate in yoga outside of the library in the courtyard to “Wind down.” Thursday, March 31st, students will celebrate by dressing in neon for the day, and will “Be The Light.” And Friday, April 1st, students can  dress in pajamas to “Let your dreams be your wings.”

Hope Week is put together every year by the Hope Squad. Hope Squad is a school-based, peer-to-peer suicide prevention program that aims to reduce youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. Hope Squad members are nominated by their fellow students and teachers to join the program, and are then trained to identify at-risk students, provide friendship, and seek help from a trusted adult. If you want to learn more about the Hope Squad, talk to your counselor about it or find out more from a current member of the Hope Squad.