Parent Connection Sessions
10/13/16 Assessing Your Teen's Readiness to Launch
Parents of teenagers have a great opportunity to take a dose look at their children and evaluate their preparedness for the next stage of life after high school. There tends to be enormous focus on academic achievement but far less attention on the other characteristics that research shows are crucial to lifelong success and happiness. Join us for a presentation that will guide parents through the key psychological, emotional and life skills necessary for college and beyond and explain how parents can use their children's time in high school to fully prepare them for a happy and successful adulthood.
9/28/16 College Planning
The college application process leads to questions ranging from campus visits and admissions essays to transcripts and financial aid. To address these questions and more, the school divisionís Parent Connection offered a free workshop for parents. During the event, a panel of high school counselors and representatives from the ACCESS College Foundation and Tidewater Community College presented material about the following college planning topics: college search and campus tours; college admissions factors; e-transcripts and testing; paying for college; and NCAA requirements and eligibility. Resources from the workshop are below for our communityís convenience.
Are you as involved in your childís education as you would like to be? See what new research shows about parent engagement in our schools.
Whether it is helping a child with homework, volunteering at a school event or simply working with teachers when an issue arises, parents are taking an active role in our schools. A recent survey shows that levels of parent involvement are increasing. But, there is always room for the school division to create new opportunities for parents and the community to become in engaged. We wanted to know how satisfied parents are with current opportunities and what barriers may be keeping them from being more involved. The school division recently worked with the local research firm Issues and Answers to survey parents about their involvement and communication needs. You can learn more about the survey and see the results here.
The number of students who receive food each week through the Beach Bags program.
Beach Bags are funded entirely through donations.