Wednesday, March 27, 2013

No Wrong Door training April 23

There will be a No Wrong Door training held April 23, 2013 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and Oct. 10, 2013 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. You can choose which date to attend. For more information, click here to view, download, or print the flier.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Register for Junior Teen Institute Retreat NOW

It's time to have FUN!!!!!!

The Junior Teen Institute retreat will be held Friday, March 22, at Rossford Junior High School.

Junior Teen Institute is a group of middle school students dedicated to learning leadership skills and having FUN, while committing to being drug and alcohol-free.

Awesome, fun-filled events have been planned for the retreat. The theme of the night is "Life: What Do I Stand For?"

It sounds like a serious topic, right? Well, it is. And it is a question that you will explore and answer at the retreat. But we will help you find the answer in FUN and exciting ways, including playing a board game using life-size game pieces that YOU will create. There will be music, food, friendly competition, zany wackiness, surprises, and did we mention....FUN????

All of it will be lead by members of Wood County Teen Institute.

In order to attend, you must either be a member of Wood County Teen Institute or Wood County Junior Teen Institute, and turn a registration form and $5 in to your school's prevention specialist.

How do you become a member of TI or JTI, you ask? First, you must attend middle school or high school in one of the following districts:
  • Bowling Green
  • Eastwood
  • Elmwood
  • Lake
  • North Baltimore
  • Northwood
  • Otsego
  • Perrysburg
  • Penta Career Center
  • Rossford
Contact the main office and ask to speak to your drug prevention specialist. Tell your prevention specialist that you want to join Teen Institute or Junior Teen Institute, and get in on the FUN at the JTI retreat on March 22! Your prevention specialist will hook you up and give you the next steps.

Who is your prevention specialist? We're glad you asked!! Go to your school's office and ask for the following people:
  • Bowling Green - Emily Krynock
  • Eastwood - Mike Kipplen
  • Elmwood - Tonya Lentz
  • Lake - Jeanine Lindquist
  • North Baltimore - Mike Kipplen
  • Northwood - Bill Hamilton
  • Otsego - Emily Krynock
  • Perrysburg - Melissa Notestine
  • Penta Career Center - Linda Logue
  • Rossford - Jim Snider
In the meantime, here is a flyer about the retreat, and a registration form, if you want to get ahead of the game and turn it, along with $5, in A.S.A.P. The deadline to register for all of this FUN is March 9. Do it NOW. You know you want to.

Parent Project classes have been added

New Parent Project classes have been added!!! 

Eight-week sessions are now being offered beginning July 11 and Sept. 24. 

Contact Lorrie Lewandowski at the Wood County Educational Service Center at 419-354-9010 for more information!! 

Learn more about the class, and register online at

Ohio's texting law: An overview

Do you know the details about Ohio's new texting law?

Under age 18, it is illegal to use any mobile communications device while driving in Ohio, effective Aug. 31, 2012.

* This means no texting, e-mailing, cell phone, video games, iPad/tablet or handheld GPS use while driving, even when sitting at a light or in a traffic jam.

* A primary offense - The only reason police need to pull you over.

* First violation: $150 fine and driver's license suspended for 60 days.

* Second violation: $300 fine and license suspended for one year.

* Exceptions: Pre-programmed GPS or emergency calls to police, ambulance fire dept., etc.

*Adult drivers face a $150 fine for texting or reading/sending e-mails.