Wood County Prevention

Otsego Local Schools (Week of November 16)

This is a weekly update from the Prevention Office at Otsego Local Schools. You will find county information, class information, news, random acts of kindness and much more!

Teen Institute Leadership Members

Teen Institute is a leadership group that is open to everyone in grades 9-12. It is a group that stands behind promoting healthy choices, making good decisions, and drug-free behavior. The group sponsors yearly activities, finds joy in random act of kindness events, and much more. If your child would like to join..... please contact Mrs. Cornish at the email below. A monthly meeting calendar is posted on the prevention office door A6 in the JR. High.

Teacher Appreciation

The Teen Institute Leadership Group created a "take what you need bucket" for teachers and staff, based on the saying, "fill each other's bucket." Teachers are able to take from the bucket or add to it by writing a nice compliment, which someone with pick up later. Teachers and staff can find a bucket in the MS Workroom, HS Mailroom, and the Central Office.
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Family Night at the Zoo

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Random Act of Kindness with the 6th Grade & Quote Bridge

Wood County ADAMHS Youth Survey

The ADAMHS Youth Survey, is a biennial survey which is the primary method by which the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board monitors trends in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among adolescents in Wood County. The results of the survey are used by educators to integrate targeted prevention efforts into school curriculum, and as data for program planning, and other collaborative community ventures designed to reduce adolescent ATOD use. The survey covers a variety of points relating to drug use, mental health, bullying, school safety and prevention education that is currently in place. The survey is completely anonymous, and is given to all Wood County students in grades 5-12. The results are then compiled to discover trends in Wood County through all of the school districts. This year, the survey will be given on November 24th in the Middle School & November 30th in the HS. The link below directs you to the Wood County ADAMHS Board website, where you can find previous report and other information.

Wood County Sector Meeting

8th grader Isabella Macuso occupies the Wood County Prevention Coalition Youth sector position. This week the sector leadership meeting covered the next steps in planning that will take place in the opiate and marijuana education & prevention efforts.

Life Skills Education (9th & 8th Grade)

Stall Talks in the Junior High

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Youth Olympics Volunteers

On March 12th, 2016 the Wood County Youth Olympics will take place. Wood County Youth Olympics is an event to demonstrate competition without conflict. 4th & 5th grade students will take place in various mental and physical activities. The day could not be put on without amazing and hardworking volunteers; last year Otsego Local Schools won the volunteer award. As a result Otsego was rewarded with a plaque hanging in the school, our school name on this year's t-shirt, and everyone in the community seeing just what Otsego-Best means. Our goal is to have 30+ volunteers for this coming Youth Olympics. If you would like to sign-up to volunteer for a day packed with memories and fun, please click in the spaces provided below in the Google Form entitled "2016 Wood County Youth Olympics Otsego Volunteers" and fill in the necessary fields. After completing the form, you will receive more information at a later date. (This allows everyone time to make the date available)

Weekly Inspiration

Wood County Prevention Program

Want to learn about the Wood County Prevention Program? Check out the link below to learn about different programs that are offered in Wood County.



On-Site Prevention Office

Emily Cornish On-Site Prevention Specialist
I am the On-Site Prevention Specialist for the Otsego Local School District. I am in the district 3 days per week. I have a monthly calendar on my office door showing my schedule each day.

Prevention Responsibilities:

  • Problem Identification (Referrals: Behavior, AOD use, social support)
  • Life Skills Education Classes in HS & MS
  • Expect Respect Support Group (Healthy relationships, & dating violence awareness)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer
  • Teen Institute Leadership Advisor
  • Opiate Task Force Member for Wood County
  • Prevention Committee Member for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB)