0 3.852 TL q OUR MISSION: To provide a safe learning environment in which all students are given the opportunities they need to help them: Reach their highest educational potential. 5 months ago. 1 1 6.88 4 re /Tx BMC Jay Gallagher’s parents have filed a law suit against Bader for negligence and for ignoring school guidelines. endstream endobj 344 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream 2.918 1.646 Td The county’s closest neighbor to the east, Fairfax County, was the focus of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study in 2014 after its school system saw a spike in the number of students taking their own lives. endstream endobj 340 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream The Purcellville Police Department and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an apparent suicide of a student along the W&OD Trail near Loudoun Valley High School. /ZaDb 4 Tf ET Her Sisters and Mom have a long road to recovery from this loss and will need all the support they can get as they put the pieces of their life back together.". 427 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<89E5DCFAF759954A877F0F64F1C42A37><4A1C4A0EED6EF54699B642839CD5B573>]/Index[331 184]/Info 330 0 R/Length 233/Prev 295541/Root 332 0 R/Size 515/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream /Tx BMC “We’re up over 500 percent over previous year averages in regards to suicide, so this is a worthy investment.”. [See a brochure on the available resources here.]. “Anxieties can turn into depression if not dealt with properly,” Bartel says. endstream endobj 337 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream Katie's condition failed to improve by last Thursday, so her mother got ready to take her back to the doctor. We wanted to get the message out to as many as possible as quickly as possible,” he said. Loudoun Valley High School – Transcript Request Student Name: Student ID: Loudoun Valley High School requests a minimum of 2 weeks to process requests for transcripts & counselor letter of recommendation. Shari Adwers is the journalism adviser at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. Crews from the Purcellville Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded to the scene. EMC EMC LEESBURG, VA — A Leesburg high school student died Friday from complications related to the flu, according to news reports. n Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Leesburg VA 20176 /Tx BMC EMC Q endstream endobj 357 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream 0 0 8.88 6 re In Loudoun County, many attempts have been put in place to try to curb teen suicides and improve the safety net for troubled teens so they do not reach a point where they feel that taking their own lives is the only solution. Welcome to Death Valley Schools. endstream endobj 342 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream The attorney for Mr. Bader, Julia Judkins, has argued that the 18-year old did not want Bader to inform his parents and had denied that he was suicidal. 0 0 8.88 6 re /Tx BMC A Loudoun Valley High School student is being treated for injuries after he fell from the Purcellville water tower this morning. EMC But after the fourth local teenager committed suicide earlier this year, Lody and his team said they dropped everything to try to prevent more lives from being lost. About that time, the boy had climbed approximately 20 feet up the tower and fell onto the grass below. Acknowledge-Care-Tell will be an ongoing program at every high school grade level. I met with Ryan’s mother on a windy, spring day in Purcellville, Virginia. endstream endobj 359 0 obj <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]>>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream 3.852 TL A Loudoun Valley High School student is being treated for injuries after he fell from the Purcellville water tower this morning. W However, her mother told NBC4 that she found Katie lifeless, apparently suffering from cardiac arrest. 3.852 TL In 2014, suicide became the second leading cause of death among teens in the US, surpassing cancer. Achieve academic proficiency and understand the importance of becoming a life-long learner. Three weeks later, Jay took his own life. Byard commended the teacher’s assistant for following the school system’s “see something, say something” policy. Suzie Bartel is a small- framed, soft-spoken woman whose faint British accent reveals itself as she begins to speak. H�2TH�2P0P04�3346R04�3440U(J�J�2�3U a� X�.W�` :�3 The teenager who had loved history and military strategy ever since he had received an encyclopedia as a young boy, wrote a note to his parents and told them that he couldn’t “perform and operate in society any longer.” Ryan took his own life, three months before turning eighteen. Mrs. Warehime also stated that it’s very helpful for struggling students to also follow up with a licensed therapist to continue their counseling outside of school hours. Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Local Teen Makes Free Desks Amid Virtual Learning. EMC 331 0 obj <> endobj n Fax: 540-751-2401. Although Bader met with Jay, he never notified his parents of the meeting, nor did he fill out the suicide screening form even though the female friend had informed him that Jay was having suicidal thoughts. Name: Shari Adwers endstream endobj 336 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream This is a developing story and more will be reported as it is learned. 3.852 TL "I didn’t know that it wasn’t just flu that wouldn’t go away, and it didn’t and it killed her.". Disclaimer Text goes in this spot. Varsity Field Hockey. Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award. According to Woodgrove High School counselor Katherine Warehime, if a student is struggling with depression, LCPS now has two counselors that conduct a suicide protocol for that student, instead of just the one who is assigned to the student at the beginning of the school year. 0.749023 g h���O EMC 0 g Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge) said she knows of several young people who committed suicide shortly after graduating from Loudoun County schools. Principal Susan Ross. (Norman K. Styer/Loudoun Now), psychologists, social workers, and counselors, After 4 Teen Suicides, Loudoun Schools Launch Emergency Prevention Efforts, Vance, 4 Council Members Re-elected in Hillsboro, Ashburn Woman Who Killed Motorcyclist Convicted of Reckless Driving; to Appeal, Leesburg Gov’t Celebrates Internet Independence from County, Dr. Martha Calihan – Alternative Medicine, See a brochure on the available resources here, Mental Health Community Holds Meeting on Teen Suicide – Loudoun Now, With Growing Teen Suicide Rates, Parents Gather to Talk Solutions – Loudoun Now, Parents Call for Transparency from School Leaders After Another Student Suicide – Loudoun Now, Lenhart: Trump v. Biden and Lessons from Bush v. Gore, Are You a Community Expert? endstream endobj 353 0 obj <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]>>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream EMC Added pressure to perform and to fit in lead some to fight a daily battle against anxiety and depression. On Thursday afternoon, Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kraig Troxell said that the boy was in stable condition. Lody describes the program like a booster shot, that a patient should renew every so often. Her friendliness is unmistakable, yet her eyes bear the burden of sorrow. ET EMC The friend said that Jay wanted to seek help but wasn’t sure how to go about getting it and asked Bader to reach out to Jay, which he did. BT “After this year, the whole rules changed for us.”. In addition, we have covered and promoted mental health awareness events for students such as the “We are All Human” walks at Woodgrove, Loudoun Valley and Heritage High School.”. Bartel attributes the rise in suicide among young people to a culture which is driven around performance and high expectations. f BT The idyllic setting of Loudoun County with its rolling hills, horse farms and wineries has experienced its share of heartache when it comes to teenage suicide in recent years. According to WUSA9… W WASHINGTON — Grief counselors are on hand at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia after a student died suddenly this week. She encouraged Lody to provide information to parents on how to help their children as they transition from high school to college or the workforce. Saw something off and reported it,” he said. Empowering all students to make meaningful contributions to the world. 2.918 1.646 Td The increase in suicides has alarmed parents, educators and politicians alike. Just after 8:30 a.m., a teacher’s assistant noticed a boy scaling the fence that surrounds the water tower across the street from Loudoun Valley. Photo by Maryam Khan. endstream endobj 352 0 obj <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]>>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream ET (n) Tj endstream endobj 345 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream “We’re capitalizing on the reality that friends of youth are more likely to know what’s going on with their peers,” Lody said. The rate of teen suicides has also increased nationally. EMC "Her family and friends are devastated. It’s now more than two and a half years after her son’s suicide, but the pain has forever changed her and she is eager to share her message. We want to show our support and stand with HHS. “If I can save one person, this is all worth it,” concludes Suzie Bartel. No one knows the heartache that families and friends experience when a teen commits suicide better than Suzie Bartel. endstream endobj 351 0 obj <>/Subtype/Form/Type/XObject>>stream Previous Next _ _ Image . /ZaDb 4 Tf Katie Giovanniello, a 16-year-old sophomore at Heritage High School, was diagnosed by a doctor Feb. 2 with influenza B. Katie spent most of last week resting in bed, with her mother, Colette Giovanniello, caring for her at night, according to NBC4. Clicking on the linked brochure made me wonder if the schools are making resources available through students’ digital worlds?

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