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Wellness FairPress release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

A “Wellness Fair” for staff members was held at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on the afternoon of January 21. The first of its kind at R-FH, the event featured 50-minute “breakout sessions” with activities and information centered on physical and emotional well-being. A variety of health-related presentations were offered in the RFH gymnasium as well.

Wellness Committee Staff Members Frank Gripp, Lauren Grumbach, Anna Higgins, Andrew Hudson, Linda Nill, and Lauren Thieme organized the Fair for their colleagues, with the event made possible through the generosity of local health practitioners and businesses, as well as staff members who donated their time and shared their expertise.

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The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, recognized worldwide as one of the most effective programs available to schools, is currently being implemented at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

The program, also known as OBPP, is designed to improve peer relations and provide students with the safest and most positive environment in which to learn and develop. Created for students aged five to 15, it is being administered to ninth graders at RFH by Student Assistance Counselor Suzanne Fico assisted by School Nurse Linda Nill and Special Education Teacher Kevin James.

OBPP has been proven to reduce incidents of bullying among students, prevent the development of new problems, and promote better relations among the student body.

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