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Team U.P. speaks to parents at two middle schools this past week

Team U.P. spoke with parents at Cresthill Middle School this past Tuesday to explain the work DCSD is doing in the area of Prevention and School Culture. Staci McCormack, Prevention Coordinator and Kimberly Moore, Team U.P. member,  spoke with parents at 8 and at 12 and answered many questions regarding their  concerns around Middle School.  A resource table was available to enlighten parents on current trends in schools.

Sagewood Middle school also hosted ‘Parent Boot Camp’ for incoming sixth grade parents. Janet Hatt, Team U.P. member worked along with SGMS counselor, Renee Cawley, to provide information on ‘Hot Topics’ in Middle School. The program ran 4 back to back 30 minute sessions to answer parent questions. Kimberly Moore was present at the resource table in the cafetorium area to provide resource information on Universal Prevention.


August 9, 2016 | By jhatt | Category: Prevention and School Culture

District News

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DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

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