video flyer final update - 4-4-17 (3)LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!  Sylvania Junior High & High School Students – Enter Our “Underage Drinking – NOT a MINOR Problem”  Youth Video Contest!

Create a 30 – 60 second video about the dangers of underage drinking.  Work as an individual or as a team and BE CREATIVE!   Complete the online submission form and upload your completed video to VIMEO.  A tutorial on VIMEO is included in the online form.  Deadline for entry is May 4, 2017.

Our panel of judges will choose 1st ($250 prize), 2nd ($125 prize), and 3rd ($75 prize) place videos in both Junior High and High School categories.  If a team wins the prize, it will be divided equally among the individual team members. Audience members at the screening of the winning videos at SCAT’s Town Hall on May 17th will vote for the Audience Choice ($50 prize) winner.  The Town Hall will be held at the Sylvania Library, King Road at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Click here for complete rules and useful tips and resources.  For additional information contact SCAT 419-824-8588 or dchany@sylvaniaschools.org

 

Screenagers Flyer-page-001Back by Popular Demand – SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

The average kid spends 6.5 hours/day looking at screens NOT including homework Screenagers examines the effect of screen use on concentration, development and family relationships.

This screening will be held at St. Joseph Sylvania Middle School (east Campus) on Tuesday, May 2 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and is sponsored by SCAT, Savage & Associates, State Farm/Jeff Traudt, and Seymour & Associates.

The event is suitable for teens, tweens, and parents and is free and open to the public.  For more information contact SCAT 419-824-8588 or dchany@sylvaniaschools.org.

WHY IS MARIJUANA USE ADDICTIVE?

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An important article about the issue of marijuana and addiction from PreventionPlusWellness:

Marijuana use has been shrouded in myth and misconception for centuries.  In our lifetime, this situation is being exacerbated by a growing marijuana industry stemming from the legalization of recreational and medical cannabis use.

The marijuana industry markets cannabis use not just to have fun and socialize, but as part of a hip lifestyle, and to self-medicate everything from anxiety to low energy.  It also portrays cannabis consumption as innocuous and as normal a part of daily life as having a glass of wine with dinner.

One of the more frequently espoused marijuana myths is that its use is not addictive like other drugs.  Others think that addiction from marijuana is possible, but that it is very rare.  Still others think that if marijuana use does become addictive, it’s easy to just stop using it.

Each of these beliefs is incorrect.  Click here to read more…

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