Speaker Series

PTSO Speaker Series

Topic: College Admissions: Essential Questions And Answers

Date and Time: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: BHS Room 105

Audience: Parents and students who are preparing for the college application process. All grades levels are encouraged to attend.

Description: Learn about issues that applicants and families should be thinking about when preparing for college. This program will address topics such as determining the fitness of a particular school, admissions strategies, and tuition affordability.

Presenter: Rachel Katzman, Katzman Advising, a local private practice specializing in college admissions

www.katzmanadvising.com | info@katzmanadvising.com

Topic: Fostering self-management skills in children to build confidence, competence, and independence

Date and Time: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Belmont High School Little Theater

Audience: Parents and students of all grade levels.

Description: Gain insights and learn the tools that parents need to help students succeed in school and beyond.

Presenter: Michael Delman, CEO Beyond BookSmart. jstachel@beyondbooksmart.com - 508-353-2047 -  www.beyondbooksmart.com

Topic: Understanding Sexual Assault on Campus: Students’ Rights and Schools’ Obligations

Date and Time: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Belmont Public Library Assembly Room

Audience: Parents and students; subject matter may not be appropriate for grade school students.

Description: Learn about civil rights laws, such as Title IX, and how they relate to offensive language, bullying, and assaults. What rights do students have, and what obligations do schools have, under state and federal law?

Presenter: Wendy Murphy, JD. New England Law|Boston

Topic: Growing up in a Hypersexualized Culture

Date and Time: Thursday, February 7, 2018, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Belmont High School, Room 105

Audience: Parents of middle and high school students; high school students

Description: Learn how porn harms young people, and what parents can do to help.

Presenter: Gail Dines, PhD, professor emerita, Wheelock College; CEO Culture Reframed

Topic: What We Know About the Teenage Brain

Date and Time: Thursday, March 7, 2018, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Belmont High School Library

Audience: Parents of all grade levels

Description: Learn how the teenage brain works, and how it influences learning and life. The panel will also discuss substance abuse, parenting skills, and prevention to promote good physical and mental health strategies.

Presenter: Lisa Gibaleiro, MPH, Wendy Conroy, MPH