Health Topics for Parents/Guardians

LMSD Announcements

Posted: October 11, 2016

Lower Merion School District's Department of Student Services and the Interschool Council (ISC) have organized a series of informational events and programs covering many important health-related topics throughout the 2016-17 school year.

Regardless of which school a student attends, families are encouraged to attend any and all sessions with their child(ren). It is also our desire that, regardless of the host school, you feel welcomed. In a District where we have two high schools, two middle schools and six elementary schools, it is important to remember that we are one Lower Merion family. All are welcome!

Ongoing Topics throughout 2016-17

  • Love & Logic Parenting Series – 4-6 sessions throughout the school year at the elementary and middle school levels.

LMSD Counseling Staff leads this parenting series in which parents learn to raise self-confident motivated children. Please contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Space is limited.

MARCH 2017

  • Recognizing and Responding to the Warning Signs of Depression & Suicide – Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM at Welsh Valley Middle School

Dr. Matthew Winterstein from Thomas Jefferson University (and Co-Chair of PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative) will help parents recognize and respond to signs of depression and suicide risk. Dr. Winterstein has presented on this topic to national professional groups and to school districts throughout Pennsylvania.

APRIL 2017

  • Teens, Relationships and Sexuality – Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 PM at Lower Merion High School

Al Vernacchio is a teacher, national speaker and author on the topic of teens and sexuality. He will talk about helping teens approach sexuality in a responsible, well-informed and deliberate manner.

  • SpeakUp! – Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 PM at Lower Merion High School

A program to unite youth, educators and parents where they will explore and discuss topics that challenge families today (stress, pressure, discrimination, mental health, relationships, social life). High School Students participate with their parents.

MAY 2017

  • Simon’s Fund Heart Screening – Saturday, May 6th from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Harriton High School

Students age 11-18 accompanied by a parent/guardian will be screened for cardiac abnormalities that can cause sudden cardiac arrest. Volunteer LMSD nurses and cardiology staff provide screening EKGs and other cardiac assessments on site. Pre-registration is required.