March 15, 2019

Award winning mental health advocate; How to talk to kids about race and racism...

Dear Mustang Families,

The GMHS Speaker Series, sponsored by the PTSA, is proud to present our next guest speaker Mr. Ross Szabo on Thursday, March 28. Mr. Szabo is an award winning mental health advocate.  He is one of the most sought after mental health speakers in the country. 

Prior to presenting to our students, Mr. Szabo will be speaking with our Mustang families during a Parent Coffee from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Library on the 28th.  Please feel free to join us. 

To learn more about Mr. Szabo, please click here.

Thank you,

Matt Hills

How to talk to Kids about Race and Racism

Research shows that children from a very young age are aware of race. Parents play a critical role in shaping children’s perceptions about race and culture. However, many parents aren’t sure how to talk with their kids about race and racism or how to provide age-appropriate answers to questions about race – and worry that they aren’t providing the “right” answers. As a result, families sometimes avoid the topic, which may leave children feeling that the topic of race is taboo or too difficult to talk about. This workshop will provide parents with tools, resources, and confidence they need to talk with their kids about race and racism.

Learning Objectives - After completing this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the benefits of talking to children and adolescents about race and racism
  2. Identify harmful racial discourse practices to avoid when talking to children and adolescents about race and racism
  3. Identify practical recommendations and strategies for talking to children and adolescents about race


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Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Annual Career Fair
April 12

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School is celebrating career exploration with the Annual Career Fair event on April 12th from 7:00-11:20 a.m in the gym at MEHMS.  Mr. Sowers (School Counselor at MEH) and Ms. Connelly (Business and Community Partnerships) are seeking volunteers to meet and greet middle school students to talk about their occupations.  If you are interested in volunteering or presenting or know someone that might be interested in participating in the career fair, please fill out the registration form and FCCPS volunteer form.  Our students truly benefit from listening to volunteer’s life experiences and expertise in their respected fields.

Career Fair Registration Form 2019

FCCPS Volunteer Form

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