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Join our Parent Academy!

Last spring a parent committee selected the topics for the first year of a new program, Parent Academy. All Medford K-12 families, students, and staff are invited to attend. Each event will focus on a different topic and include a panel of experts and small group discussion sessions. We hope to record the panel presentations and make them available online. Please join us. Childcare and Spanish language interpreting will be available at all events.

6:00 – 7:30PM
Medford School District Auditorium 815 South Oakdale Avenue
For more information contact Chief Academic Officer,

Thursday, September 21 // College Admissions 101
Where do we start? Whether you’re a parent of a junior or senior, or a curious Kindergarten parent, come learn how to support your student to go to college.

Thursday, October 19// Communicating About Sexuality
How do we talk to our children about sex? Note: Wednesday, November 8 5:30-8:30 the Children’s Advocacy Center will provide the “Darkness to Light” workshop on sex abuse prevention at the Medford School District Board Room.

Thursday, November 16// Suicide Prevention
What can we do to help our children be safer, healthier, and happier?

Thursday, January 11// Proficiency Based Learning
How does proficiency based grading work? It’s currently in grades 7-12 and will be in elementary school next year.

Thursday, February 15// Parenting with Love & Logic
Parenting is so rewarding and challenging. Learn effective strategies for raising healthy kids from birth to adulthood.

Thursday, March 15// Technology & Social Media
Let’s talk about technology, the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Thursday, April 19// Drug & Alcohol Use Prevention
How can we help our students to stay healthy and above the influence?

Thursday, May 17// Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
How do we nourish our families and create habits for lifetime wellness?