Be Well II
Dublin City Schools and Hilliard City Schools are joining forces again this year to shine a spotlight on student mental health with “Be Well Part II: A Parent University Event by Dublin and Hilliard City Schools.”
“The social and emotional health of our students is one of our top priorities. In today’s world, students’ lives are filled with external pressures many of us did not grow up with,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “As part of our ongoing efforts to support our students’ overall mental health, we have teamed up with Hilliard City Schools to present Be Well Part II on Feb. 29.”
The event will take place at both Hilliard Darby High School and Dublin City Schools’ Emerald Campus. Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure will open the event with a keynote speech at Hilliard Darby at 9 a.m.
“The Gift of Failure will be the subject of a round of community book talks this winter as we lead up to our Feb. 29 event. These events will take place on multiple days in both districts,” said Hilliard Superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen. “We want to make sure our parents have as many tools as possible because the mental health of our young people depends upon a partnership involving parents, schools, and the community.”
After Lahey’s keynote address, parents will again have the opportunity to attend sessions at either location that will be focused on student mental health and well-being. There will be a series of 50-minute sessions at our new Emerald Campus presented by experts from our staff members and partner agencies. Sessions will include topics such as substance abuse, bullying, coping strategies, academic and social pressure, and many more.
Both communities are invited to attend sessions, or a single session, at either location.
“I cannot say enough about our friends in Hilliard City Schools and how gratifying it has been to bring together two of Ohio’s largest districts to engage in open and productive discussions about important topics,” Dr. Hoadley said.