Upcoming Events - 2018-2019

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

11/1: Building the Executive Function Skills Students Need in the Age of Attention

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

12/6: Sexual Assault and Title IX: What Every Student and Parent Needs to Know

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

2/7: Growing up in a Hypersexualized Culture

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

3/7: Teenagers and Mental Health

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

Past Events 2017-2018

Speaker Series: 7:30PM - 9PM unless otherwise specified. Located in the BHS Little Theater.

Miss a presentation? Visit the Belmont Media Center website for recordings.

Date Event
Thu, Sept 14 Navigating the Road to College
Thu, Sept 28 The Keys to Developing Organized, Confident, and Effective Students
Tue, Oct 3 You Can Afford College
Tue, Nov 14 Sexual Assault and Title IX: What Every Student and Parent Needs to Know
Click here for the Powerpoint.
Thu, Jan 11 Is A Gap Year A Fit For Your Student Before College?
Thu, Feb 15 “Steps to Staying Organized” by Signet Education
Tue, Mar 20 “Growing up in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture” by Gail Dines
Thu, Apr 12 TBD