“Education is power,” she said. “I want us to be prepared.”
Also, next week juniors and seniors in religion classes, led by Rev. Robert Schneider, will go into ninth- and 10th-grade classrooms to deliver messages of character development. The upperclassmen have been working on visual presentations and skits on topics such as teen pregnancy, “losing touch with the bigger picture,” drugs and alcohol, criminal acts, dropping out of school and social media.
The purpose is to promote healthy behaviors early so that good choices are made and stuck with, and that includes a heavy emphasis on the range of social media sites available to students these days, Schultz said.
“We’ve all been in education long enough to know kids will be kids,” she said. “But there are consequences for your actions.”
The panel discussion is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Loyola High School cafeteria on the Good Counsel campus.