Thursday, January 3, 2013
Free clinic paid tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School victims.
Thursday, January 3
The women's basketball team hosted a free clinic for Norton fifth and sixth graders Wednesday at Emerson Gymnasium. The Lyons paid tribute to everyone who has been affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Dec. 14 by hosting the free clinic for members of the Norton community. At the end of the clinic, players from the women's basketball team and the Norton students signed a card for the Newtown community. The women's basketball team also plans on attending various elementary schools throughout the Massachusetts region during the season to honor and support the Newtown community by offering free basketball clinics. The photo gallery from the clinic can be found here. On Jan. 8, the Norton fifth graders …
Friday, December 14, 2012
PBS has strategies for talking and listening to your children about the news.
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Tewksbury parents may find their children hearing about the tragedy or seeing it on the news and find themselves in a difficult discussion. For parents seeking guidance on how to address the tragedy with their own children, if it comes up, PBS has an article with flexible suggestions for answering kids' questions about the news. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also has a 24-hour hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting "TalkWithUs" to 66746. The hotline is open to U.S. residents who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of a natural or man-made disasters, incidents…
Officials say schools have a plan for such incidents.
Norton school and police officials are confident that if a school shooting were ever attempted, like the one in Newton, Conn. that occurred Friday, they are prepared to react quickly and efficiently. In fact, lockdown practice drills were conducted at the elementary schools earlier this week with Norton Police Department. Superintendent Dr. Martes observed the drill at Henri A. Yelle Elementary with principal Lisa Farrell and Detective James Franco. “Detective Franco was very impressed by our procedures,” Martes said. “He told me that the other drills went well. Having said that, we will continue to review our procedures with the police department.” Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox…