Mark your calendars for a little bit of football and Parent University on October 3!
Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Proviso East High School, 807 South First Avenue in Maywood. The activity is part of the district’s parent enrichment through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement.
The Parent University is a series of workshops designed to prepare parents to help their students in high school and beyond. Students from Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy can earn one hour of community service credit for each of their parents who attend. In addition, those who complete all three sessions will earn a voucher good for free admission to the Proviso West at Proviso East varsity football game at 1:30 p.m. on October 3 as well as a free hot dog.
Those in attendance can learn about the following topics:
- Paying for college, trade schools, or certificate programs.
- Dealing with negative outside influences.
- A panel discussion on issues affecting young men of color.
- A panel discussion on issues affecting Latino students and their families.
- Resources available for your child.
- Examining Common Core standards and PARCC assessments.
- Helping students with disabilities and English language learners.
- Being ready for college and a career after high school.
In addition, opportunities to learn about how to access their students’ records through PowerSchool will be available for parents.
"Those who attended our previous Parent Universities learned much about preparing their students for high school," said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209. "We plan to build on that success with more sessions on helping parents be ready for high school and how to be ready for life after graduation. We invite parents to attend our Parent University, and to stay for the football game afterward."
Parent information sessions will be conducted in both English and Spanish. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed at 9 a.m. by the start of the workshops.
The District is expecting a great turnout and encourages parents to spread the word. Parents of this year’s freshmen are especially encouraged to attend.
The Parent University has been planned in collaboration between the District and Strengthening Proviso Youth, a group of community volunteers who are working to help youth in Proviso Township grow up in a safe and thriving community.