Dr. Ruth Potee, a well-known physician, board-certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine will discuss teen brain development and its impact on risk-taking behavior, including the use of opiates, other drugs and alcohol, and what this means for parents of teens. Participants will learn about the function of the teen/tween brain, the vulnerabilities of youth and addiction, prevention strategies, the connection of athletes and sports injuries to potential misuse, and other home, family, and community considerations about access to these harmful substances. She will address why some people struggle with addiction, while others seem immune, and identify what factors affect addiction and what can be done to reduce the chance of addiction in our children, as they mature. At the end of the talk, Dr. Potee will conduct a Q & A with the audience.
Wilbraham Middle School Home
Acceptable Donation Items for Textile and Clothes Recycling and Reuse The old way of thinking when getting rid of unwanted textiles was that items had to be in good condition with all the buttons, no rips or stains, etc. Bay State Textiles is changing the mindset to have a positive impact on reducing unwanted textiles in the waste stream. 95% of unwanted textiles can be reused or recycled. Bay State Textiles accepts "the good, the bad and the ugly" as long as they 're clean and dry. Whether you are cleaning out your closets, redecorating and updating draperies, linens, etc. or it is time to get rid of the childhood stuffed animals, keep them out of the waste stream and support your local community! "If you can wear it, Bay State Textiles accepts it" Please bag items and tie the bag!!!!
Three WMS students to represent in The Western MA Music Festival in March. The festival is sponsored by the MA Music Educators Association.