DCSS hosting engagement sessions for parents

Published 10:13 am Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October is Parenting month in Alabama and the Demopolis City School System will offer a variety of engagement sessions to local parents on Monday, October 16th. Unlike previous years, Parenting Day in Demopolis will be a full and uninterrupted school day for students with hands-on learning opportunities for parents.

Westside Elementary will focus on reading literacy which will include learning more about STAR, AR, and DIBELS as well as diving into the importance of text evidence, comprehension, and phonemic awareness. The sessions at WES will begin at 8 a.m. with a Title I overview for parents.

U.S. Jones Elementary will also kick off the learning sessions at 8 a.m. The focus at US. Jones will be on Math Literacy and Information. Parents will learn more about sample math lessons, apps and websites to use at home, as well as how students can benefit from math intervention.  In addition, U.S. Jones will host sessions on STI Parent Portal, Remind 101, School Counseling Needs, and Character Education.

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Beginning at 7:45 a.m., Demopolis Middle School will start their day of learning for parents in the library with a welcome and orientation gathering. Sessions at DMS will concentrate on Journalism, Broadcasting, Global Scholar, Coding, Math Homework Help, and Robotics.

Demopolis High School will center on ACT and ACT preparedness for parents. DHS will provide parents with tools to better understand the ACT, ACT standards, formatting, and wording of questions. DHS will begin their sessions at 9 a.m. in the school library.

“The Demopolis City School System Board of Education understands the importance of parental involvement and hopes all parents take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about ways they can help our students succeed. In the relentless quest to fulfill the vision of being one of the top 10 school systems in Alabama we must continue our strong partnership with our parents and our community,” said school officials.

(This article originally appeared in the Saturday, October 14th edition of the Demopolis Times.)