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School board election approaching Nov. 5
Kristi Strickland

November 5, 2019 is the date of the upcoming School Board Election.  Continue here for the documents published by Washington County, Johnson County, and Iowa County with the official information of the election.

Included are the candidates for the position of School Board, and two (2) Public Measures:  (1) VF is the Public Measure to approve the extension of the Property, Plant, and Equipment Levee (PPEL); and (2) VG is Public Measure to approve the adoption of a Revenue Purpose Statement for the Secure and Advanced Vision for Education Fund (SAVE).  These measures have been reviewed and approved by the Mid-Prairie School Board to be included for voters to consider for passage. 

Questions may be addressed to Jeff Swartzentruber Business Manager/Board Secretary at  jswartzentruber@mphawks.org.

Dr. Lisa Strohman to be feature speaker at Parent Academy
Kristi Strickland

The Mid-Prairie Parent Academy will feature Dr. Lisa Strohman, creator of Digital Citizen Academy, as the guest speaker for the keynote presentation. Read more about Dr. Strohman and her background of expertise. 

Dr. Lisa StrohmanDr. Lisa Strohman, psychologist, attorney, author, and mother established Digital Citizen Academy to help keep families safe from online dangers. Her background working as a visiting scholar with the profiling unit at the FBI during one of the most tragic school shootings in the US helped create her passion to help proactively prevent and educate students, educators and parents on issues related to technology.

In addition to her time with the bureau, she has been a legislative intern in Congress,  worked with law enforcement internet crimes units and completed her dissertation in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the FBI.

In her private practice she has spent more than a decade working with adolescents and families with issues related to anxiety, depression and technology and almost two decades working with schools to address challenges with student mental health  and well-being.

Dr. Strohman holds a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and later earned a PhD and J.D., completing a joint integrated program in Law and Psychology at Villanova and Drexel Universities.

Dr. Strohman is a national speaker at schools, parent organizations, businesses, churches and community groups where she addresses the challenges of raising responsible digital citizens and the realities of technology. She is also regularly featured in the media as a technology wellness and behavioral expert. She has been interviewed by national TV and radio news outlets and quoted in numerous print publications including Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, and Huffington Post. You can also hear her as a weekly expert guest on Dr. Drew’s Midday Live radio show.

 

Read the Parent Academy details below as previously announced:

The Mid-Prairie Community School District will host its dynamic Fall Parent Academy on Monday evening, November 4th, at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman.

All community families, including those participating in the MP Home School Assistance Program, are encouraged to attend this event that will feature opportunities for district families and staff members to learn together about a variety of relevant topics. Our keynote presentation begins at 6pm and will feature Dr. Lisa Strohman, JD, PhD from the Digital Citizenship Academy in the Phoenix, AZ area. Dr. Strohman will share with us about Technology Addiction and the Impact of Technology on Brains and Learning. The keynote will be followed by breakout sessions with topics relevant for those with all ages of children, with such as:

• Youth Sports: What are the Benefits and How Much is Too Much?

• Emerging Drug Trends: Visit the 'Mock Bedroom' and Learn What's Out There

• Talking to My Irrational Child: Limits and Escalation

• 30 Million Words: The Importance of Reading to Young Children

• Teaching Our Young Kids the Social Skills They Need

• How to Talk to Teens

• Real Colors for Parents (pre-registration required)
What's your primary color? Blue? Orange? Green? Gold? Real Colors is a fun and powerful model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. All MP staff and all of the high school students have done this training and have found it to be a wonderful tool for understanding others. Our own Kristan Hunter is a certified trainer and will be offering this training to interested participants at both the Fall and Spring Parent Academy's this year. Pre-Registration is required to participate in this training and registration for each session is limited to 30 people so register soon!! 


A complimentary meal will be served from 5:15-6pm, provided by the MP Student Boosters.

Complimentary child care will be provided by the MP FCCLA chapter. Please register on the Mid-Prairie Parent Academy page for your family to attend!!

Announcing the next Parent Academy!
Kristi Strickland

The Mid-Prairie Community School District will host its dynamic Fall Parent Academy on Monday evening, November 4th, at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman.

All community families, including those participating in the MP Home School Assistance Program, are encouraged to attend this event that will feature opportunities for district families and staff members to learn together about a variety of relevant topics. Our keynote presentation begins at 6pm and will feature Dr. Lisa Strohman, JD, PhD from the Digital Citizenship Academy in the Phoenix, AZ area. Dr. Strohman will share with us about Technology Addiction and the Impact of Technology on Brains and Learning. The keynote will be followed by breakout sessions with topics relevant for those with all ages of children, with such as:

• Youth Sports: What are the Benefits and How Much is Too Much?

• Emerging Drug Trends: Visit the 'Mock Bedroom' and Learn What's Out There

• Talking to My Irrational Child: Limits and Escalation

• 30 Million Words: The Importance of Reading to Young Children

• Teaching Our Young Kids the Social Skills They Need

• How to Talk to Teens

• Real Colors for Parents (pre-registration required)
What's your primary color? Blue? Orange? Green? Gold? Real Colors is a fun and powerful model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. All MP staff and all of the high school students have done this training and have found it to be a wonderful tool for understanding others. Our own Kristan Hunter is a certified trainer and will be offering this training to interested participants at both the Fall and Spring Parent Academy's this year. Pre-Registration is required to participate in this training and registration for each session is limited to 30 people so register soon!! 


A complimentary meal will be served from 5:15-6pm, provided by the MP Student Boosters.

Complimentary child care will be provided by the MP FCCLA chapter. Please register on the Mid-Prairie Parent Academy page for your family to attend!!

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