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Get Connected offers talk about drugs

The Get Connected Parent Network invites parents to hear from two school resource officers as they discuss what parents should know about drug use trends in the area, how to know if a child is using and prevention of drug and alcohol use. John Gscheidmeier and Mark Nihoris will speak March 19 at 7 p.m. on “Alcohol and Other Drugs: What is Going On?” The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be at Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex

Gscheidmeier, a police officer for 15 years, is a City of Glendale juvenile investigator who works at Nicolet High School. He is a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and DRE instructor who oversees DREs in Milwaukee, Washington and Ozaukee counties. Nihoris has been a police liaison officer in the Hamilton School District since 1999 and has been the driving force behind the Wisconsin School Resource Officers Association. A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department officer for 20 years, Nihoris has received several commendations as a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer and school resource officer.

The Get Connected Parent Network helps parents navigate children through their school years by providing:

  • age-appropriate information;
  • networking with other parents;
  • presentations from professionals; and
  • guidance and support.

Get Connected is sponsored by the Parent and Community Triangle, a partnership between the Hamilton School District, Sussex-area Outreach Services and community parents. Funding and support provided by United Way of Waukesha County “Helping Kids Succeed” initiative.

For more information, please contact Get Connected Coordinator Kristin Hasbrook at (262) 246-1973 x1128.