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BVHS will offer parent programs

Published: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 2:56 p.m. CDT

MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will host three one-hour programs for parents/guardians in November, December and January.

Many parents struggle or are uncomfortable about talking to their teenagers about certain subjects. Bureau Valley has identified three critical subject areas that should be discussed and continually discussed between parents and teenagers. Substance abuse, sex education and Internet safety (sexting) are three areas that teachers, staff and administration hear teenagers talking about in the hallways of the school. Not always are the overheard conversations correct or factual.

Through the 21st Century Community Learning Center and Sauk Valley Community College, the school has put together programs addressing these three topics. The programs will provide parents with advice and information yet maintain a light-hearted tone as to not make anyone uncomfortable.

One program topic will be offered each month. The first topic addressed will be substance abuse from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the auditorium of the high school. A light meal will be provided before the program at 5:30 p.m. in the commons, with the meeting starting at 6 p.m. There will be time at the end of each program to have a question and answer portion.

These programs are open to all Bureau Valley High School parents/guardians. R.S.V.P. by Thursday by calling the high school office at 815-445-4004 or emailing tlandwehr@bureauvalley.net. The R.S.V.P. is needed in order to accommodate seating and provide food for everyone attending.

There is no charge for this program and door prizes will also be drawn from a list of attendees.

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