Scott County Schools is again partnering with the University of Kentucky to address concerns facing young people today. The Beautiful Minds program strives to maintain student safety and reduce risk-taking behaviors.
For the second year, Georgetown Middle, Royal Spring Middle, and Scott County Middle schools will work closely with community agencies and medical professionals from UK Department of Pediatrics and UK Department of Adolescent Medicine. Students in grades 6-8 will be screened for at-risk behaviors related to their emotional, psychological, and physical health. Medical professionals will be available at the three schools throughout the year.
Topics of discussion during the screening are relevant to youth and include: sleep, exercise and nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, drug perceptions and use, bullying, safety, violence, family, friends, and future plans.
The program is voluntary. Participation requires a permission form signed by parents/guardians. A parent letter went home with every middle school student in Scott County and is available on the district webside. CLICK HERE to access the letter and permission form.
Parents from all three middle schools are invited to an information session scheduled for August 30 at 6pm in the Scott County Middle School library. Attend this session or contact the school principal or Director of Student Services Lynne Switzer at (502) 863-3663 to learn more.