Medford School District Aims to Help Parents Better Communicate With Kids

Each month, the Medford School District is bringing in a panel of local experts to talk about important issues families are facing. This month, the topic is "Communicating About Sexuality".

Posted: Oct. 18, 2017 6:11 AM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 1:42 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- The Medford School District is hosting a "Parent Academy".

Each month, the district is bringing in a panel of local experts to talk about important issues families are facing.

This month, the topic is "Communicating About Sexuality".

The seminar is Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30.

It's happening at the Medford School District auditorium.

Panelists Include:

• Amber Jones, NMHS Health Teacher
• Nancy McKinnis, from Jackson County Public Health
• Susan Moen and Kyndra Laughery from Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team 

Families will also participate in small group discussions. 

Below is the complete list of Parent Academy seminars coming up this school year. The topics were chosen by a parent committee last spring.

Thursday, November 16// Suicide Prevention
What can we do to help our children be safer, healthier, and happier?

Thursday, January 11// Proficiency Based Learning
How does proficiency based grading work? It’s currently in grades 7-12 and will be in elementary school next year.

Thursday, February 15// Parenting with Love & Logic
Parenting is so rewarding and challenging. Learn effective strategies for raising healthy kids from birth to adulthood.

Thursday, March 15// Technology & Social Media
Let’s talk about technology, the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Thursday, April 19// Drug & Alcohol Use Prevention
How can we help our students to stay healthy and above the influence?

Thursday, May 17// Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
How do we nourish our families and create habits for lifetime wellness?

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