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Parental involvment seminar to be held Thurs.

By Staff Reports
Published in News on October 9, 2013 1:46 PM

The Title I program of Wayne County Public Schools is hosting its 17th annual districtwide parent seminar on Thursday at the H.V. Brown Center on Poplar Street.

"Empowering Parents for Student Success" will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. In addition to breakout sessions, the keynote address will be given by award-winning educator and educational consultant, Dr. Rick Duvall.

Presenters will also provide information designed to help students academically and socially. Topics on the program include "WATCH Mobile Medical Unit," "Responsiveness to Instruction," "Academically and Intellectually Gifted Students," "College and Career Ready Pathways," "Student Goal Setting" and "Tips on Improving Your Credit Score."

The event is free and open to the public. It is part of the school system's effort to promote parental involvement in the school, said Tomekia Hutchins, the school district's Title I parent facilitator.

"When it comes to success in the classroom and in life, our schools recognize that parents are a student's first and most important teacher," she said. "The event is held annually to provide our parents and guardians an opportunity to participate in valuable training sessions led by educational experts. The participants will be presented a myriad of ideas and strategies that can assist them in helping their child be successful in school."