Pomperaug High School is hosting events during the week of November 18-21, 2014 to engage students, staff, and parents in meaningful conversations about goal-setting, substance abuse, diversity, and the type of school environment that allows for student success. Pomperaug High School Principal Glenn Lungarini entitled the week: Promoting Respect and Responsible Decision Making.
On Wednesday, November 19th, nationally recognized motivational and goal-setting speaker Ed Gerety (pictured at right) spoke with the students of Pomperaug High School about real issues that today’s teens and schools are facing. The high-energy Gerety covered topics such as the power of respect and responsibility, the impact and consequences of our choices and decisions, goal setting, character, leadership, overcoming adversity, and teamwork. Gerety spoke with the Pomperaug High School students in two assemblies: one for Freshmen and Sophomores, and one for the upperclassmen.
On Thursday, November 20th, representatives from the Middlebury and Southbury police departments, S.M.A.R.T. (Southbury and Middlebury Acting Responsibly Together) and Spectrum Behavioral will hold a parent education program at the PHS Auditorium from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The program will focus on how drugs affect teens, consequences for parents regarding social hosting, and existing social and emotional resources for teens. After each group’s presentation, the panel will open up for a question-answer period. The Parent Education Night is open to all parents. PHS students, supervised by a teacher, will be available in the PHS library media center to assist K-8 students with homework and reading. Parents should bring books or have their child bring their homework to work with the PHS students.
“We are focusing on some conversations and lessons with the students in the school, and the Thursday night program will provide ways how parents can support us in this work at home,” said Lungarini.