Jacob McNab, a 7th grade student from Westminster, is one of 39 Kid Reporters in the U.S. and abroad chosen for the current Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. Jacob and his mother, Becky, discuss the process that resulted in the honor, and how being a Kid Reporter fits with Jacob’s aspirations in life. Their stories appear online at the Scholastic News website and in issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide. Information about the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps can be found at www.scholastic.com/kidspress.
Denver audiologist Jyoti Juneja with Hi Health Innovations says untreated hearing loss has consequences far beyond simply not hearing well. She discusses the consequences, and indicates what steps can be taken to prevent, slow down, or treat hearing loss. The website for the Hearing Loss Association is HearingLoss.org
Maker Bolder is part of what is known as the Maker Movement that helps people learn how to do something through “hands-on” experiences. Martha Lanaghen, Executive Director of Maker Bolder, showcases their work and the learning festivals they put on for all ages throughout the region and throughout the year. Their website is MakerBolder.com
Food safety expert Mary Anne Gravely gives 4 safety steps to avoid food poisoning this holiday season She also identifies the symptoms of food poisoning and how to distinguish it from the flu, and what you should do if you suspect food poisoning.
Joan Thielen from the Denver Dumb Friends League has tips to keep pets safe during cold Colorado weather. The holidays pose additional threats for pets, and Joan has holiday tips as well. And how about a holiday gift for your pet?! Go online to ddfl.org
Jennie Schmaltz teaches students at Elkhart Elementary School in Aurora as well as coaches colleagues. She’s the recipient of the prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award recognizing her excellence as both a teacher and a coach. She has been credited with helping her team of teachers and administrators turn the school around, lifting it out of the depths of being one of Aurora’s worst.
Colorado is in a state of drought, and November temperatures are abnormally high. John Bretsch from Davey Tree gives advice on caring for trees during the drought and into the fall and winter months.
Callahan Walsh from the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children gives tips on keeping children safe and information on
the new child safety app “Safety Central.” For more information, go to
Wendy Peters Moschetti discusses efforts to lowerColorado’s obesity rates through neighborhood-focused food literacy trainingand initiatives. LiveWellColorado.org
Concussion expert Dr. Don Teig identifies what
symptoms to look for that point to a concussion, and offers advice to parents
and coaches on what to do when suspecting a concussion.