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Understanding Adolescent Brain Development and Risk Taking

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.
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Baystate Textile

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!!!!
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R.A.K Club (Random Acts of Kindness)

R.A.K team members are focused on promoting kindness towards others, while increasing self-awareness of the impact they can have on their community. Come join us as we discuss how we can make a difference in the lives of people in our community. We will plan and coordinate small, but meaningful ways that we can spread kindness through various R.A.K ATTACKS!

Please follow the link to a Google Form to sign-up!
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Wilbraham-Hampden Academic Trust First Annual Gala

The Wilbraham Hampden Academic Trust (W.H.A.T.) is a nonprofit organization composed of caring and concerned parents and friends of the district. This collaboration between Wilbraham and Hampden community members has invested in our schools and teachers since 2003, funding over a $100,000 in grants that went directly to teachers to benefit programming for our children.​
Join us on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at the Wilbraham Country Club for the Wilbraham-Hampden Academic Trust First Annual Gala!
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Unity Day at WMS

About Unity Day – Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.
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