Armand Pires, Superintendent
45 Holliston St.
Medway, MA 02053
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Medway Middle School to Host Vaping Awareness Program by Medway T.H.R.I.V.E and the SAFE Coalition
MEDWAY — Superintendent Armand Pires and Director of Wellness Dr. Ryan Sherman are pleased to share that Medway Middle School will host a vaping awareness program for parents next week.
“We encourage all parents and guardians to attend this event with their students,” said Dr. Sherman. “We continuously strive to educate our students about the dangers of vaping and other substance use. By educating parents and guardians in addition to students, we can create another line of defense to keep this epidemic from reaching our kids.”
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Presentation Room Door #7, Medway Middle School, 45 Holliston St.
Medway Middle School will host Vaping: Keeping Your Child Safe and Hidden in Plan Sight, presented by Medway T.H.R.I.V.E and the SAFE Coalition. This event for parents will follow a presentation to students earlier in the day.
The SAFE Coalition will kick off the event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. by hosting the Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit. This interactive exhibit offers adults an insight into what drug paraphernalia children may be hiding in their rooms. Members of the SAFE Coalition will lead parents through the exhibit and conduct a question and answer session.
Following the interactive exhibit, Dr. Lester Hartman of Boston Children’s Hospital and Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics will share a presentation with parents regarding the latest research associated with teen vaping from 7 to 8 p.m. The educational presentation will equip parents with the knowledge needed to help steer their children clear of this epidemic.
About Medway T.H.R.I.V.E.:
Medway T.H.R.I.V.E. (Tools for Health, Resiliency, Inclusiveness, Vitality and Empowerment) is a committee dedicated to providing wellness-related, family enrichment opportunities to the Medway community. T.H.R.I.V.E. is comprised of a cross-sectional group of Medway Public School administrators, teachers and staff, as well as numerous parent representatives.
About SAFE Coalition:
SAFE is a regional coalition of community partners in Western Norfolk County (serving Franklin, Foxboro, Mansfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, Wrentham and surrounding towns) who have come together to provide a pathway for support, education, treatment options and coping mechanisms for those affected by substance use disorder. We do so by empowering those affected, including their families, with the tools necessary to succeed on their journey to recovery. We understand that while I can’t, we can.