WHS PTO hosts The Completely Helpful All the Time Hour (“The CHAT Hour”) approximately every six weeks.
Let’s be honest – we recognize that parenting during these high school years is tough and brings different challenges (and opportunities!). WHS PTO knows that it takes a village to raise our kids. The CHAT Hour will bring together our WHS parent and staff communities and draw upon outside expertise to engage in impactful conversations. We will learn from and lean on each other on a range of topics from academic courses to coping strategies. Our Principal Dr. Allyson Mizoguchi and Guidance Department staff will typically be in attendance.
The topics for discussion will be announced in the WHS enews, our Facebook group and listed here.
WHS PTO Board meetings will typically be held right after The CHAT Hour.
2022-2023 CHAT Hour & WHS PTO Board Meeting Dates
||WHS PTO Board Meeting|
|September 23rd, 8:45 am Academics: Academic Center, future planning schedule, layers of supports for students (AC, Sped., RTI, Counseling)
|October 21st, 8:45 am Extracurriculars: athletics, clubs, performing arts
||October 4th, 9:45 am|
|November 18th, 8:45am Building highlights and tour.||November 1st, 7 – 8:15 pm|
|January 13rd, 8:45am. MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Results.|
|February 9th, 7-8:15pm (Zoom)|
|March 6th, 7-8:15pm (Zoom)|
|April 13th, 7pm. Supporting Gender Diverse Youth. Join us for a CHAT with Nick Teich, PhD, LCSW, about the gender spectrum. Nick will discuss what it means to be transgender and non-binary. He will include what parents should know and how they can be supportive of gender-diverse youth. Nick has been working with trans and non-binary youth and their families for 15 years. He is the author of Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (Columbia University Press, 2012) and lives in the Boston area.
|May 19th, 8:45am Body Image, Eating Disorders and Your Teen (Zoom & location TBD)
Join us for a CHAT with Emily Gordon, Psy.D., on what you need to know about body image, eating disorders and your teen followed by a discussion led by Dr. Gordon about how you can promote healthy body image and self esteem in all genders.