Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon Community School is partnering with the Sheldon Police Department and Sioux County Community Health Partners to host a community and area-wide informational presentation on the dangers of vaping on a teen’s developing brain and body. That presentation will be held tonight (Wednesday, September 18th) at 7:00 in the high school auditorium.
Sheldon High School Counselor Shelby Bosma talks about how this presentation came about.
In addition to the community presentation this evening, from 4:00 until 8:00 pm today, the Iowa Narcotics Association’s “What You Can’t See and What They Don’t Want You to Know trailer will be available to the public in front of the Sheldon High School. Bosma says that display was made possible by the Sheldon Police Department.
She says parents of teens should definitely go through that trailer.
The trailer, she says, is designed to simulate a “typical” teenager’s bedroom and is complete with imagery and paraphernalia someone would expect to see, but not necessarily understand, from today’s younger culture.Once inside the room, those who attend will be able to learn the meanings, symbols, clothing, common hiding places and precursors that can help otherwise unsuspecting parents.
After viewing the trailer and hearing Bos’ presentation, Bosma says parents of teens should sit down with their kids for a serious conversation about the dangers of vaping.
Again, the trailer may be seen today from 4:00 until 8:00 pm in front of the Sheldon High School, with the vaping presentation beginning at 7:00 tonight in the high school auditorium.