Parents Learn Much at Parent University
October 4, 2016 02:16 PM
Parents of students at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy learned more about how to help their students at their own schools during Parent University on Saturday, September 24.
The Parent University, which took place simultaneously at all three campuses, was a series of workshops and a panel discussion designed to prepare parents to help their students in high school and beyond and explain the resources and services available for success. It included workshops on topics including Paying for College, services for students with disabilities, services for English Language Learners, and life skills for high school and beyond.
In addition, there were panel discussions on issues affecting young men of color and issues affecting Latino students and their families along with school-specific sessions on information on parent and community involvement at Proviso East, the vision plan process at Proviso West, and information on the International Baccalaureate Program at PMSA.
Parent University is part of the District’s parent involvement through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement. It was planned in collaboration with the District and the Strengthening Proviso Youth committee.
"The Parent University was a very positive event in which we were able to reach out to parents in our district and help them understand topics of importance to them," said Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of District 209. "We thank those who attended, and we know that they left with a great deal of good information."
The next Parent University will go out into the community, with a smaller version scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24, at Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 South Fifth Avenue in Maywood.
For photos from Parent University, please click here
Additional photos submitted by Dr. Bessie Karvelas, principal at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.