Vaping at WDMCS: Students, Parents Share Own Insight And Experiences
Last spring, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) published an extensive feature about the growing trend of vaping among youth within the school district and across the country. It touched on a variety of topics, such as health concerns, district-specific violations and consequences, and educational resources for both students and guardians.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Education, this week launched a new vaping awareness and prevention campaign aimed at informing teens about the reality of vaping and its consequences, and helping parents know how to address the issue and protect their children.
Recently, WDMCS connected with a group of students and parents to share their thoughts and own vaping-related experiences—in and out of the school setting—for the second installment of the district’s “Vaping at WDMCS” series. It also provides additional educational and informational resources for students, families, staff, and community.