High School Start Time Community Forum – April 7

Join Newton South’s School Council on April 7 at 7PM in the Newton South Auditorium for a community conversation around the impact of inadequate sleep on our teens.  We will be joined by Dr. Judith Owens, Director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, who was the lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 Policy Statement supporting a later school start time for teens.  Dr. Owens will speak on her research and the implications of inadequate sleep on adolescents.  We’ll also hear from students and get an update on School Council’s work to date.  This forum is the beginning of a city-wide conversation around this important mental, emotional, and physical health issue for teens.  We hope you can join us!  If you’d like more information and to get updates on School Council’s work on school start times, please email schoolcouncil.nshs@gmail.com