Dean of Students, Michael Lynn ‘04 addressed our parents at the beginning of the presentation as follows, “We want to work in partnership with our parents. As always, we have arranged this presentation for you tonight to ensure your sons (our students) remain safe.”
Before the start of Parent-Teacher Visitation, on the evening of Tuesday, December 5, Senior Louisiana State Trooper Rene Bodet spoke to parents regarding the current local and national trends in drug use. Bodet provided parents with an overview of various drugs, their side effects and the risks involved in their use. Bodet explained, “Communication between the parents, teachers and their kids is key. For students, they spend so much time at school that it (the school) becomes another home for them. It is so important for parents and teachers to have a two-way communication line with their child/student.”
Bodet addressed a variety of substances including the misuse and abuse of pharmaceutical drugs, e-cigarettes, and designer drugs, along with many others. He concluded the presentation with a Q+A session for the parents, in a group format, as well as one-on-one with him.
We thank Senior Trooper Rene Bodet for taking the time to educate our Brother Martin families, faculty and staff about the awareness of illicit narcotics in our world today. This presentation is the first in a series of educational presentations that Brother Martin will arrange for our families prior to the upcoming Parent-Teacher Visitations.
Please contact your son’s guidance counselor if you would like additional information.