School District 55 Offers “Parent University” Saturday

Laurens County School District 55 Department of Teaching and Learning is proud to sponsor an educational event called Parent University, happening Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Laurens District 55 High School. The purpose of this event is to support overall student achievement by providing families with learning opportunities and resources that will enable them to become more involved in their children’s educational success.

The morning begins with keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen G. Peters, Laurens County School District 55 Superintendent. Dr. Peters will speak about “Helping your child learn in the 21st century.” The workshop will then break out into sessions covering literacy and then math. The topics include activities for parents at home, effective use of technology, and ways to increase reading and math in the house, to name just a few.

The goal is to educate parents on new standards and requirements and strengthen the home school connection. These types of workshops and activities provide empowering information, motivation, and encouragement for the personal and contributory growth of parents and caregivers.

“We hope everyone comes out to Parent University. Times are so different from when we were in high school. We will have topics covered to help you learn about technology, learn about the opportunities offered at the school and understand how to engage students at home,” said Dr. Ameca Thomas, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.

Registration is required. Please register by going to the District website and clicking on Parent University. LCSD 55 will provide childcare and lunch.