8th Grade Parent Forum: Going to LHS
Monday, 2/11, 9:00-10:30 am at the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road)
Wednesday, 2/13, 7-9 pm in the Lexington High School Science Lecture Hall (enter the school via the main entrance off Worthen Road, then follow signs)
This Q&A forum is an opportunity for 8th grade parents to learn about the transition to high school from a panel of experienced LHS parents. Bring your questions about classes, schedules, sports, music groups, clubs, community service, lockers, homework, and whatever else you are wondering about high school! The morning and evening sessions will have the same format: attend whichever one is most convenient for you.
Youth Substance Use: What Parents Need to Know
Thursday, February 28, starting at 7 pm in LHS Commons 2
(Mock Teen Bedroom will be open beginning at 6:30 pm)
Parents of 6-12th graders are invited to this important session led by LPD School Resource Officer Kristina Hankins and Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev, LICSW. Parents will have the opportunity to hear about current trends in youth substance use (including vaping, marijuana, and alcohol); review recent data; understand the science behind the developing brain and the impact of substances; and learn strategies for talking with their children. LHS students will also be in attendance to facilitate Q&A with parents. This will be an interactive session, and all are welcome. The "Hidden in Plain Sight" display of a mock teen bedroom will also be set up starting at 6:30 for parents to walk through to help them understand common household items that could be an indication of substance use by their teen. This forum is co-sponsored by the LHS PTO, Clarke PTO, and Diamond PTA.