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Parents can get tips on helping children in school

By From staff reports
Published in News on October 9, 2012 1:46 PM

Parents are invited to a free workshop later this week designed to help them support their child in school, both academically and socially.

The 16th annual "Empowering Parents for Student Success" seminar will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at H.V. Brown Center on Poplar Street.

The event is made possible through the Title I program of Wayne County Public Schools.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. William "Bill" McBride, author and motivational speaker.

Ten presenters will lead workshops on such topics as "Developing Healthy Lifestyles," "WAGES -- Community Action in Action," "Learning Through Science," "Parents Matter," "Effective School Partnerships are as Easy as 1-2-3," "Parent Involvement: Let's Get It Right," "What is This Mess Called STRESS?," "The Importance of Mental Health," "Communities in Schools of Wayne County" and "Money Smarts for Young Adults."

Tomekia Hutchins, WCPS Title I parent facilitator, encourages parents and guardians to attend all or at least part of the half-day seminar.

"Parents are a child's first and most important teacher," she said. "Each year, the district holds this vent to provide parents an opportunity to take part in valuable training sessions led by educational experts, which are filled with a myriad of ideas and strategies that can assist them in helping their child be successful in school."