The Rockwood School District has scheduled a variety of parent meetings in order to provide information on topics that may affect students in and out of the classroom. The meetings, exploring mental health, obesity, substance abuse and safety and security, will be presented at various locations throughout the district. including:
- Representatives of the Coalition for Mental Health will host a Parent Coffee
9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Rockwood Valley Middle School, 1220 Babler Park Drive, Wildwood, to discuss signs of depression, risk factors for suicidal behaviors and resources for assistance.
- A screening of the documentary film Weight of a Nation will be at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Rockwood Summit High School. The film illustrates how obesity affects the health of the nation and what individuals and communities can do. The film also will be shown t 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Marquette High School, 2351 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield.
- Parents of adolescents and teens ages 9 to 14 are invited to attend a five-part series of meetings focused on teen issues and reducing substance abuse and other behaviors. The meetings are facilitated by Rockwood counselor Cathy Kraemer and is sponsored by the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition. The meetings are at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 at LaSalle Springs Middle School, 3300 Highway 109, Wildwood.
- Jesus Villahermosa, the founder of Crisis Reality Training, will lead presentations focused specifically on school crises at a workshop at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Crestview Middle School, 16025 Clayton Road, Ellisville. His will focus on an awareness for safety and security.