Blog / 2014 / December
December 31, 2014
Hope Academy celebrated another amazing year. We are extremely proud of our faculty and students for all they accomplished in 2014. Here are some highlights:

Hope Academy launched their very first website! www.hopeacademyrhs.org It was another successful year for Taste of Hope, a fundraiser benefiting Hope Academy Hope decreased prospective student barriers by...
December 30, 2014
A great way to stay on the right track as a student at Hope Academy, is to find a hobby or sport that will take up free time. One of the biggest triggers to relapse is simply just being bored. When a teen gets bored, they tend to think a...
December 23, 2014
The holiday season is here and you will be spending a lot of time away from school. You may even attend holiday gatherings and celebrations. Some of these parties could involve alcohol and you could be exposed to relapse triggers. Here are some tips of how you can avoid peer...
December 22, 2014
Thank you WTHR-TV and Matt McCutcheon for covering a story about Hope Academy and how we are helping our students stay sober and providing additional support over holiday break! If you missed the segment this weekend, be sure to check it out here!

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December 22, 2014
Thank you WTHR-TV and Matt McCutcheon for covering a story about Hope Academy and how we are helping our students stay sober and providing additional support over holiday break! If you missed the segment this weekend, be sure to check it out here!

 

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December 19, 2014
Look who’s been sober for over a year! Congratulations Branden, Haylee and Grace for reaching this milestone. Continue to work the steps and reach many more!

December 17, 2014
How long have you been a guidance counselor?
This is my third year as a guidance counselor. Previously I was at Greensburg High School.

Where did you attend school?
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Indiana State University and my master’s degree in school counseling at IUPUI.

Why did you want to...
December 16, 2014
Hope Students Donny and Carmella visited University High School to share their stories of recovery and answer questions for students. Thank you to the ten University High School students who chose to focus on the issue of substance abuse and addiction for their service project. And thank you for asking...
December 12, 2014
Today was our second Community Day Friday, where the students participated in activities to promote recovery efforts and continue to build our community. Our students baked and decorated cookies, created crystal holiday ornaments in a lab with Ms. Kyler and had a balloon Christmas tree contest! It was an amazing...
December 11, 2014
Tomorrow is our guidance counselor, Kate Barsten’s last day with us! We will miss her, but we are happy to have had a caring and passionate person for our students to turn to throughout the years. Here’s what Kate shared about her time at Hope! “In my three years at...
December 10, 2014
Hope Academy Principal Linda Gagyi and students Kennedy and Avalon participated in today’s Altarum Institute Behavioral Health Twitter Chat! View the conversation by using the hashtag ‪#‎BHchat‬ and be sure follow Principal Gagyi at @principalgagyi.





December 9, 2014
Family has always been very important to me but I didn’t always express these feeling when I was using. In active addiction, the only thing that matter to me was where I was going to get the next high. I put everything aside because using was more important than anything...
December 3, 2014
On Monday, December 1 Hope Academy had a special visit from State Superintendent of Instruction Glenda Ritz and State Senator Luke Kenley. Hope Academy Student Jackson gave them a tour of our school before they sat in on our Monday circle. Thank you to Superintendent Ritz and Senator Kenley for...
December 2, 2014
Young People in Recovery (YPR) is taking action to move legislation for additional recovery support services! The Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) will designate between $40 and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services across the country! So, how can you help? YPR is organizing a mass “call-your-senator”...