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Community Event: Mental Health Mini-Conference Featuring Acclaimed Author Jeff Zentner

The Baldwinsville Central School District is pleased to invite the community to attend:


A Mental Health Mini-Conference featuring author Jeff Zentner!

Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

in the Baker High School Auditorium

Pre-registration is preferred.  Please click the link below to sign up and select your sessions:

Mini Conference Schedule:

6:00 - 6:45 Jeff Zentner Keynote

6:45 - 7:00 Browse “Their Beautiful Minds” Art Installation

7:00 - 7:30 Workshop Session I

7:30 - 7:45 Browse “Their Beautiful Minds” Art Installation

7:45 - 8:15 Workshop Session II


Acclaimed young adult author Jeff Zentner will discuss his highly regarded debut novel, The Serpent King, and how his text can be used to start challenging conversations with our children.

Workshop Sessions:

Following the keynote address, parents, guardians, and all secondary students can select two workshop sessions to attend.  The workshops will address how to use literature to spark challenging dialogue with students at all grade levels, K-12. They also will address other important mental health issues, such as Teen Dating Violence and Consent, Body Image, and Social Media and Self-Esteem, to name a few.

Schedule, Sessions & Feedback:

The full conference schedule can be found on our Sched website.  We strongly encourage you to create a free account on Sched so that you can customize your own conference schedule, obtain digital access to the presentations, and leave online feedback at each session.  

Refreshments & Babysitting:

Light refreshments will be served directly outside the auditorium all evening and free babysitting services will be available throughout the night in Baker Library.  We strongly encourage you to bring any of your secondary age children to the event since many of the sessions are designed for middle grade and high school students, as well as adults.

Book Signings:

We will have 30 hardcover copies of The Serpent King available for purchase in the auditorium courtesy of Barnes & Noble should you wish to have Jeff Zentner sign a copy for you!  These will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Directions & Parking:

Baker High School is located at 29 E. Oneida Street.  When you enter the main campus, turn left at the first stop sign, and continue straight through the bus circle.  Parking is available alongside the front and side of Baker High School, just past the circle. When you enter the building, you will see signs directing you to the auditorium.  Conference volunteers will be wearing name badges and will be on site to assist you. Should the front parking area be filled, you may also find parking in the rear of the building.  To access that area, please drive straight through the stop sign and turn left after you pass the exterior of the building. If you park behind Baker, please enter the building through the entrance marked #12.

Contact Information:

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Leslie Cartier or Cheryl Meany, conference co-chairs, leading up to the event should you need any assistance.  

Leslie Cartier:

Cheryl Meany:

Thank you very much for taking the time to attend this important event!  We are looking forward to seeing you on the 1st!

Click HERE for the schedule of topics and speakers.

Click HERE to register for event.

See the flyer for registration and detailed information.
Last updated on 4/20/2018
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