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Multiple students collected toys for the Toys for Tots program. Thank you to all who contributed to this great cause.
January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Many popular winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating, and even sledding can be high risk for concussion or serious brain injury. Every year, thousands of people are treated for head injuries associated with these winter activities, which can be serious or even fatal. Whether you are a parent, sports coach, student, or teacher, it is important to be able to recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.
What Is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around in the skull, damaging brain cells.
Prevent Concussions with Helmet Safety
A properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by nearly half.
Your child’s helmet should fit properly and be:
Concussion Signs and Symptoms
Concussion Signs Observed
Concussion Symptoms Reported
Signs and symptoms generally show up soon after the injury. However, you may not know how serious the injury is at first and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days. If your child or teen’s concussion signs or symptoms get worse, you should take him or her to the emergency department right away.
Dangerous Signs & Symptoms
Call 9-1-1 right away, or take your child or teen to the emergency department if he or she has one or more of the following danger signs after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body:
For more information about recovering from a concussion, visit https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_recovery.html
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Jan 23 - SVMS @ Rock Springs, 10am
Jan 28 - SVMS (A only) @ Sugar Salem, 4pm
Jan 30 - Jackson, EMS & DMS @ SVMS, 10am
Feb 3 - Montpelier @ SVMS (A only), 4pm
Feb 4 - SVMS @ Rich, 4pm
Feb 10 - SVMS (7th grade) @ Jackson, 4pm
Feb 10 - Jackson @ SVMS (8th grade), 4pm
Feb 13 - SVMS @ Lyman and Mt View, 10am
Feb 16 - Green River @ SVMS (7th grade), 3:30pm
Feb 16 - SVMS (8th grade) @ Green River, 3:30pm
Feb 18 - Sugar Salem @ SVMS (A only), 4pm
Feb 25 - SVMS (7th grade) @ Rock Springs, 3:30pm
Feb 25 - Rock Springs @ SVMS (8th grade), 3:30pm
Feb 27 - SVMS (A only) @ Pinedale, 9am
Coaches: Garret Lym, Ballard Johnson & Aaron Lancaster
*watch social media sites for schedule changes