The Gateway Regional School District and Gateway School-Based Health Center are partnering to bring an evening of events to Gateway on Thursday, March 7.
The district’s annual volunteer dinner will be followed by presentations on the adolescent brain. Both events are free of charge.
All district volunteers are invited to the ninth annual volunteer dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gateway cafeteria. The event includes door prizes and activities for children which will be supervised by high school students in the middle school gym.
Students will offer a musical performance from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center, which will be open to all.
Two guest speakers will then give presentations on the developing teen brain. Dr. Zachary Marowitz, a neuropsychologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, will present on concussion diagnosis, management and baseline testing.
Dr. Jennifer Michaels, a psychiatrist at the Brien Center in Pittsfield, will present on the effects that drugs and alcohol have on the developing adolescent brain. Both physicians will take questions from the audience.
All interested parents and community members are invited to the student performance and speakers.