Columbia Intermediate School News

Community Learning Series 2019-2020

Posted on: September 9, 2019
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Last year, the Kings Local School District created the Community Learning Series to help strengthen the family-school-community partnership. The series was very popular and covered many important issues facing our youth.

The Community Learning Series is back again this year with some really great topics to educate our parents and community!  We are kicking off our 2019-2020 Community Learning Series next Thursday, September 19 and the topic is "Vaping and Juuling: What Do We Know?"

E-cigarette use (also known as vaping or JUULing) among young people has hit epidemic proportions, and while public health officials have been warning the public about the potential danger from using these devices, teens are still vaping. This presentation will provide an overview of the emerging vaping trends among teens, why e-cigarette use among young people is worrisome, and what strategies can be implemented by parents and community members to address youth e-cigarette use. Parents AND students are encouraged to attend to learn more about this popular, yet dangerous epidemic!

The presenter is Amy Fehrenbach who is a Tobacco Prevention Health Educator with the Warren County Health District. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in health promotion and her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in Health Education, concentrating on community-based health education strategies. For the past 3 years, she has focused on tobacco prevention among youth and tobacco cessation support for adults. Much of her work focuses on the issue of e-cigarette use among youth and building community strategies to prevent youth substance youth and promoting mental health support. She enjoys providing education to the public and empowering youth to make positive changes.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Kings Junior High School Multipurpose Room (enter door D-5 from the parking lot located between the Kings Junior High School and the football stadium).  Please see click here for the full Community Learning Series schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.