The Pure Michigan-themed Reset Room is for Warren Woods Tower High School faculty and students experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or sensory dysregulation.

The Pure Michigan-themed Reset Room is for Warren Woods Tower High School faculty and students experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or sensory dysregulation.

Photo by Erin Sanchez


Reset Room opens at Warren Woods Tower High School

By: Maria Allard | Warren Weekly | Published January 3, 2020

 Richard Siecinski Sr., of St. Clair Shores, writes a positive message on the board inside the Reset Room at Warren Woods Tower High School.

Richard Siecinski Sr., of St. Clair Shores, writes a positive message on the board inside the Reset Room at Warren Woods Tower High School.

Photo by Erin Sanchez

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WARREN — On Dec. 16, a grand opening unveiled the Pure Michigan-themed Reset Room at Warren Woods Tower High School.

The Reset Room is a place where faculty and students experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or sensory dysregulation can go when they need to decompress. The room has a hammock, a wheelchair-accessible tent, a starlight projector, a sound machine, a fabric lake, interactive wellness walls and a zen garden.

Warren Woods Public Schools occupational therapist and transition coordinator Michele Morgan said the Reset Room was a collaboration between many student and community groups. Morgan assisted with assembling the team and provided the theme, but she said the entire project was initiated by Special Education Director Stacie Sward.  

Students from the district’s Enterprise High School added touches by providing wood-burning and fluid art on laser-cut leaves artwork they made during sessions in the occupational therapist lab.

Through a leadership class, students from the WWTHS Wellness Committee donated calming activities and materials. WWTHS occupational therapy students assisted with finishing and assembling painted pieces on the interactive wildlife wall and also made pillows for the wheelchair-accessible tent. The Michigan Design Center donated fabric for the project.  

Outside of the district, clients from the Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Vocational Training Center in Troy cut custom wildlife shapes out of wood during therapy sessions. Students from Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Macomb Community College also donated their talent and time to the project.

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