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Sleep & School Start Times Talks

In support of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Awareness Week (March 11-17), the Interschool Council is promoting two events open to all LMSD parents and guardians!

In support of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Awareness Week (March 11-17), the Interschool Council is promoting two events open to all LMSD parents and guardians!

Snooze or Lose: Promoting Sleep Health in Adolescents with national sleep expert Dr. Wendy Troxel will take place on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Radnor High School. This event is open to the public, but RSVPs are suggested as space is limited. To RSVP for this event, click here.

  • Dr. Troxel is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation and Adjunct Faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense as well as private foundations and corporations. Troxel's work has been widely cited by the media, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR and BBC. Dr.Troxel was also one of the featured sleep experts in the National Geographic documentary "Sleepless in America." Troxel's TED talk on the impact of school start times on adolescent sleep has received more than 1.4 million views. This event is free and open to the public.

ISC March Hot Topic: Sleep Zzz – Who Needs It? Join the Healthy Start Times Discussion is set to take place on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the District Administration Building (Room 264).

  • Have you heard the discussions about the health benefits of later start times for high school students? Are you pro or con later start times with the potential logistical hurdles? Do you have younger children but are concerned how these start times will affect your family? We want to hear from you!
  • The Interschool Council encourages parents and guardians with students of all ages to go beyond social media and join us on March 13th to include your voice in the healthy start time discussion. LMSD's Dr. Kristina Ayers Paul will provide us with an update on both her sleep research and where the district is in the process. She will then facilitate an interactive, workshop-style session to gather your input around key issues. Mark your calendar now for a chance to voice your opinion and have an impact! Dr. Paul is Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Program Evaluation and Chair of the Adolescent Sleep and School Start Time Committee. Read the committee's report to learn more.

Questions? Contact ISCInfoNow@gmail.com.

In support of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Awareness Week (March 11-17), the Interschool Council is promoting two events open to all LMSD parents and guardians!