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PAISD District Nurse - Nancy Morgan, RN, BS, MSN (361) 749-1200 

Olsen Elementary ext. 361 - Brundrett Middle School ext. 231 - High School ext. 384

Red Ribbon Week -

posted Oct 31, 2018, 10:25 AM by Sharon McKinney

This is Red Ribbon Week and in addition to the fun activities, we are encouraging our students to make good choices regarding drug, alcohol, and nicotine use. We hope that these activities will also prompt conversations at home regarding the dangers of substance abuse.

The admin leadership team would like to share this resource that can be used with your children (as age-appropriate). The website is

Natural High is a nonprofit organization that inspires and empowers youth to find their natural high and develop the skills and courage to live life well.

The website has three short videos (3-5 minutes) that you can view with your children, and then has some discussion questions to help you get started in talking about this subject with your children.

Vaping - Second Email to Parents/Guardians

posted Oct 29, 2018, 11:33 AM by Sharon McKinney

Dear Marlin Parents/Guardians,

Last week's email installment gave you an overview of "vaping". We have already had one presentation about the dangers of vaping at the high school and we have more planned for both high school and middle school in the coming months. 

Perhaps you read the information and would like to talk to your children about vaping but don't know where to start - we have a resource to assist you! The CDC has published "Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents" which can be accessed at this link: We encourage all of our Marlin parents/guardians to check out these tips and have a conversation with your children (as age-appropriate).

Sharon McKinney
Superintendent of Schools

10-24-2018 Email to Parents/Guardians re: Vaping

posted Oct 24, 2018, 11:07 AM by Sharon McKinney

Dear Marlin Parents/Guardians,
We are hearing that there are a significant number of teenagers in our community and across the state using e-cigarettes (aka "vaping"), the most popular of which is called Juul. It is small and resembles a USB flash drive and is easy to hide.

We are concerned about our students and we want to make sure students and parents are aware of the dangers of vaping. It is not just "harmless water vapor" as many teenagers believe. 

As a result of our concerns, we are beginning a campaign to educate our students, families, and community about vaping. 

We encourage all parents/guardians to read this article about vaping and discuss it with your children (as age-appropriate).

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that it is illegal to possess or use e-cigarettes on any school district property or at any school-related event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a school guidance counselor, the school nurse, or a school administrator.

Sharon McKinney
Superintendent of Schools

Flu Information

posted Apr 19, 2018, 1:45 PM by Jeff Moss

Head Lice

posted Feb 8, 2017, 6:31 AM by   [ updated May 22, 2017, 7:52 AM by Nancy Morgan ]

These two You Tube videos about head lice are very informative for parents and children. They provide information about the life cycle of a louse, how lice is passed on, how to look for lice, how to treat lice, how to treat your living environment, and some preventive tips. Common myths or misconceptions about lice are also addressed.   "A School Nurse Talks About Lice" is straight forward with important factual information.  "Head Lice to Dead Lice" is very comical and includes human actors and cartoon animation.  Both videos are around 6 minutes each.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if I can provide any assistance.  Also contact your health care provider for questions as well.  Nancy Morgan RN, PAISD Nurse

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