Tiffany Ladd takes inventory of the Portland High School Panther Pantry. Donations are needed to keep the program going. (Submitted) By Cherie McGuire, Contributing Writer Published: Friday, February 24, 2012 12:08 AM CST The hallways at Portland High School are filled with students from all walks of life, but this difficult economy has brought to light a small population of students whose families continue to struggle with putting food on the table. Elana Newton, STARS … [Read more...]
The 8th annual Career Day will be held tomorrow for 7th grade through high senior age deaf and hard of hearing students to help educate, motivate and encourage them to plan for their future. The event is being held Thursday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the conference center of the Nashville Public Library at 615 Church Street in Nashville with free parking available in the library parking garage. Bring your own lunch! Interactive programming designed to illustrate educational … [Read more...]
If it wasn’t for the help of STARS program, we would have lost all hope. A letter from the mother of a student who is deaf.
Katherine is the mother of 17 year old daughter who is deaf. Their family have been receiving services for 8 years. Katherine recently wrote this note to us at STARS for the service we have provided her family: This program has helped our family a lot. Before STARS came into our home, I was ready to give up my daughter for adoption. I did not know how to communicate with her or how to get her the help she needed. Now, our daughter is happy and we as a family can communicate with her … [Read more...]
An overview of the risk, liability and safety tips for parents hosting a teen party will be provided in a panel discussion open to the community on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Brentwood High School, 5304 Murray Lane, Brentwood (37027) and co-hosted by Parent Supporting Students Taking A Right Stand (P.S. STARS) and the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition. Tricia Spehr, P.S. STARS chair, said it is a new organization of parents formed to support the important work of STARS in combating … [Read more...]
A fabulous dress and a safe evening are the goals for the Sumner County STARS Specialists’ and their Prom Dress Drive now underway. The STARS Specialists in Sumner County High School are holding the drive while at the same time working with students on a prom promise to abstain from alcohol or drug use. Kay Higgs, Station Camp High School STARS Specialist, and Station Camp High School Senior Arianna appeared on WSMV’s More at Midday to promote the Prom Dress Drive and Prom Promise. Take a … [Read more...]
Girls in Sumner County facing the challenge and expense of Spring prom are getting a big helping hand from Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) Prom Drive which also educates and encourages students to have a safe evening through prom promise. Kay Higgs, Station Camp High School STARS Specialist, is one of five STARS specialists helping organize the prom dress drive in hopes of relieving some of the economic stress for the girls while at the same time encouraging students to … [Read more...]