Just for Parents Speaker Series

Just for Parents Speaker Series 2019-2020

A monthly forum for parents to learn and exchange insight.  If you have any questions, please contact the Just for Parents Speaker Series Committee Chair, Elizabeth Laukka.  


Good Nutrition for Busy Families  

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Library Conference Room.  A light lunch will be served; please sign up here so we can have an accurate count. 

Are you trying to feed your family nutritious meals, but you are rarely home to cook? Do you find yourself running out of ideas? Do your kids complain about what you make for dinner? Join Chef Grady from Taher for nutrition-themed cooking demos and informative lessons as he helps us navigate the difficult world of feeding children in a busy world.

Senior Student Speaker Panel        

Wednesday April 8, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Theater.  Please RSVP here.  

Please join us for BSM’s annual senior panel presentation. From rigorous academics to building friendships to peer pressure, these students will openly discuss their experiences, providing us with a unique perspective of high school through their eyes. The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Jules Nolan, school psychologist, author, speaker, and partner, and Dr. Steve Kahn with Phoenix School Counseling LLC. This opportunity is open to all and offers valuable information for parents of students of any age.   

Senior Parents’ Time of Reflection​

There are three meetings (same discussion at each):

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Library Conference Room.  Please RSVP here.

Monday, May 4, 2020, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Library Conference Room.  Please RSVP here.

Monday, May 4, 2020, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Libraary Conference Room.    Please RSVP here.

Come meet with other parents of seniors to discuss life after graduation. Campus Minister Mike Jeremiah facilitates an opportunity to reflect on where you’ve been and where you are headed. This is a can’t miss opportunity for any senior parent. “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future of hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)



Learning Differences  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Library Conference Room  

Does your child have a unique way of learning? Is your child dealing with ADHD, anxiety, dysgraphia, ongoing concussion symptoms, or other diagnoses which are impacting his or her ability to learn in a traditional setting? Learn how the faculty and staff at BSM are equipped to support your child so that he or she can thrive as a Red Knight! 

Setting Yourself Up for the Next Step: Managing Expectations

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. BSM Theater. 

As our children enter high school, there are many challenges they face. There are many discussions about grades, ACT scores, and college acceptances. These discussions can have an impact on students’ self-esteem.  Come hear our academic counselors discuss the importance of managing expectations and how to avoid the mindset “you are only as good as your numbers.”


Adolescent Mental Health - You don't want to miss this one!  Dr. Jules Nolan speaking!

Monday, November 11, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Library.  

Adolescence is a time of significant growth and development. Add the rigors of high school and peer pressure, and it is not surprising that many kids exhibit signs of depression and anxiety. Come and listen to Dr. Jules Nolan, psychologist and co-author of Real World, Real Challenges: Adolescent Issues in Contemporary Society, talk about what may be normal, when to be concerned, treatment strategies, and how to help your teenager navigate the ever-changing world.  Please note that this will not be recorded, so make sure to put this important event on your calendar!

Faith in the BSM Community      

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Library Conference Room.  A light lunch will be served; please sign up here so we can have an accurate count. 

Join BSM High School Principal  Dr. Susan Skinner, faculty and staff during Catholic Schools Week as they explore building a community of faith at BSM. This will include how faith in the BSM community sets us up for success in the future, both academically and spiritually.