Teens Vaping Marijuana, Emergency Management Workshops & Security Assessments, Driven for Health & More!

October 2015 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available: www.wishschools.org/resources/newsletters.cfm
We are trying a new look for this months newsletter because so many of you (90%) are reading this on a mobile device!
Emergency Preparedness Workshops Available

Funded by a DPI Emergency Management grant, regional Readiness and Emergency Management for K-12 Schools Workshops will be held in:

Madison (March 1 registration coming)
Eau Claire (March 3 registration coming)

The mornings will be spent developing high quality emergency operation plans, and there will be breakout sessions in the afternoons. School team as well as community partners are welcome to attend.

Link to flyer for more information
School Security Assessments

Funded by a DPI Emergency Management grant, funds are available to offset the cost of a School Security Assessment provided by the WI School Safety Coordinators Association through the 2015-2016 school year. Contact Lynn Verage, WISH Regional Coordinator for more information, (715) 453-2141 or lverage@cesa9.org.

What's New with Marijuana?
submitted by Carol Zabel, Western Regional Coordinator

As more states are make selling medical and/or recreational marijuana legal, more methods are being devised for cannabis extract. Each method has a nickname, for example: Shatter, wax, honeycomb, oil, crumble, sap, budder, pull-and-snap. A cannabis extract is any oil that concentrates the plant's chemical compounds like THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). This is achieved through a variety of extraction processes and solvents, the most common being butane. Advancements in extraction technology have enabled the use of other solvents like carbon dioxide and pure hydrocarbons in a process that utilizes pressure in a safe closed-loop system. The end product is a highly potent oil of varying consistencies most popularly used for vaporization and dabbing. Watch for an article about dabbing and vaporization in our next edition.
 
Teens find a new use for e-cigarettes: Vaping marijuana
Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference, Dec. 3-4

Click here for more information. Keynote presenters are Joyce James and Dr. Adolph Brown. The conference is December 3-4, 2015 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells.

Special Conference Lodging Rate!
A block of rooms at a special conference rate of $82 is being held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center until Sunday, November 1, 2015. To reserve a room under this block call 1-877-253-5466 and mention the "DPI Building the Heart of Successful Schools Room Block."
WISH Center Workshops

PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning (Open to all school and community partners)
 
Workshop 1: Focus on Crisis Planning
Workshop 2 Focus on Crisis Intervention/Recovery
Educating Mindfully: Practice for Educators and Learners
NEW:  
Second Step Middle School Implementation Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid-Reduced Fee in Partnership with DPI Project AWARE Grant
School-Based Suicide Prevention Training
Active Students are Better Learners: WI Active Schools Core 4+ Training (Half Day-9 AM-Noon)
*Graduate Credit Available for fee through Viterbo University
All events are contingent on a minimum of participants.

Driven to Better Health
submitted by Catherine Sutryk, Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin

Green Bay legend Donald Driver and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin have teamed up with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to promote health and wellness to Wisconsin's youth for the second year in a row! We are challenging your school to find innovative ways to make healthy foods and physical activity a part of your students' daily routine. The promotion is open to all Wisconsin elementary and middle schools and begins on January 1, 2016.Last year we had over 53,000 students participate in the program and take steps to lead healthier lives.

By signing up, your school will be considered for DPI awards up to $250 for submissions focusing both on nutrition and physical activity, and you'll be eligible to receive an in-person visit from Donald himself! If your school community works together to be driven to better health, they'll be rewarded with healthier lives and a chance to meet Donald in person. Visit driventobetterhealth.com to see a recap video from last year's winning school, Riverside Elementary - Fond du Lac.

Go to driventobetterhealth.com to register your school today!
Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Center | 608-786-4838 | www.wishschools.org
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