NUSD Middle Schools hold student-parent forum

NUSD Middle Schools hold student-parent forum
Posted on 10/05/2017
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NUSD Middle Schools hold student-parent forum
    Nogales Unified School District’s two middle schools, Desert Shadows and Wade Carpenter, held a forum recently that brought together seventh-grade students and their parents to educate both groups on today’s substance abuse with a focus on prevention.

                Sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Healthy Families-Healthy Youth grant was passed down to NUSD through the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s office. The allocations to the two middle schools funded stipends to teachers who helped organize and run the forum as well as to purchase certain supplies and food.

                Carpenter held its event on Sept. 20, 2017. Principal Dr. Roman Soltero said the attendees developed substance abuse prevention plans. Over 50 parents and students participated in this inaugural event. There was a team of 10 staff members who helped put together the activities, under the direction of Program Facilitator Porfirio Mendoza.

                Desert Shadows’ forum was held on Sept. 22, 2017. Principal Dr. Joan Molera said they had 40 seventh graders and at least 40 parents participate and they also created substance abuse prevention plans. The DSMS program was under the direction of coordinator Ralph Lopez.

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