Parent University is Back on January 30
January 15, 2016 01:50 PM
Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the district offices at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park.
The activity is part of the district’s parent enrichment through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement. This event is planned in collaboration with the District and the Strengthening Proviso Youth Committee.
The Parent University is a series of workshops designed to prepare parents to help their students in high school and beyond. The event also features resources that are available to parents for their children, and 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.
"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."
The District is expecting a great turnout and encourages parents to spread the word. Parents of next year’s freshmen are especially encouraged to attend. Students are also welcome to attend.