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Transitioning to middle and high school: A primer

If you’re a rising 6th or 9th grader, or are the parent of one, you’ll want to be at Millbrook High School the morning of Saturday, Nov. 15 for an information session about transitioning to middle and high school. Workshops will be held on these topics:

  • Transitioning to middle school
  • Transitioning to high school
  • Middle school math placement
  • Extracurricular options
  • Connecting to college and career opportunities, including scholarships
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Dealing with peer pressure
  • Early College and Magnet options
  • Counseling services

There also will be information booths with materials on these and other topics. Continental breakfast will be provided, courtesy of New York Life.

Date and time: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Millbrook High School 
Address: 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh

 

Planning workshop for students entering high school

The Parent Academy will host a “High School on the Horizon” workshop for middle school students and their families on November 16, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Millbrook High School.

This workshop will help students gain the knowledge, skills, and support to better understand and prepare for the transition to high school. Topics will include high school schedules, advanced placement, and honors courses, career pathways, extracurricular activities, and graduation requirements.

Representatives from our Magnet Programs, Early Colleges, Special Education, Athletic, and Drivers Education programs will be available to answer questions.

A free continental breakfast and child-care are available. Sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish.

No prior registration is required. See flyer for more information. English / Spanish

Millbrook High School
2201 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Registration opens for new Parent Academy workshops

Parents can sign up now for a series of Parent Academy workshops designed to help families get more engaged and support student success.

Choose from 15 workshops that begin January 15 and cover a wide range of topics. The first session focuses on the new Common Core approach to math in grades K-12. Parents will receive information to help them better understand the new guidelines that describe the essential math skills and knowledge that students must master each year. Continue Reading . . .

New Parent Academy gives families information on Common Core

This week’s Parent Academy workshop gives Wake County families information on the new Common Core State Standards being used for the first time in classrooms this school year.

The new guidelines describe the essential skills and knowledge that students master annually and provide parents with a clear understanding of what their child is expected to learn and know.

The workshop provides parents with information on the state changes and the impact on classroom instruction. The new standards will result in more complex reading assignments and a focus on students becoming problem solvers. Parents will get answers to questions and learn ways they can help their students become stronger academically.

How to Understand Common Core and Essential Standards

Millbrook Magnet High, September 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Reedy Creek Middle, September 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Knightdale High, September 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All sessions are free, but parents must register to attend. Registration and the schedule of workshops through November can be found online or by calling (919) 431-7411.

Additional workshops will focus on supporting literacy and math at home, understanding special education and understanding the U.S. school system.

Sessions will be presented in English and Spanish. Childcare is available for children 4-13 years old.

New Parent Academy gives families roadmap for student success

New Parent Academy workshops give Wake County families a roadmap to help students make the most of their education.

Parents are invited to attend a series of workshops that cover a wide range of topics. Each session takes an in-depth look at a topic vital to student success. Parents will get answers to questions and learn ways they can help their children become stronger academically. Upcoming sessions include:

How to Support Your Kindergarten Student in School

  • Millbrook Magnet High, September 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Reedy Creek Middle, September 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Knightdale High, September 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

How to Understand Common Core and Essential Standards

  • Millbrook Magnet High, September 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Reedy Creek Middle, September 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Knightdale High, September 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Navigating the WCPSS System

  • Millbrook Magnet High, September 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Reedy Creek Middle, September 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Knightdale High, September 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All sessions are free, but parents must register to attend. Registration and the schedule of workshops through November can be found online or by calling (919) 431-7411.

Additional workshops will focus on supporting literacy and math at home, understanding special education and understanding the U.S. school system.  

Sessions will be presented in English and Spanish. Childcare is available for children 4-13 years old.

WCPSS to host Back-to-School Kick Off for parents Saturday

Wake County parents are invited to the first Parent Academy Back-to-School Kick Off, a fun morning of activities to help families start another great school year. The goal of the event is to strengthen the important connection between Wake County families and schools, and empower parents to be more involved in their children’s education.

Parents will attend a series of workshops while children ages 4 to 13 participate in free educational activities. Free continental breakfast will be provided. The first 100 parents will also receive free reusable Harris Teeter shopping totes, and the first 100 children accompanied by an adult will receive a coupon for a free Chili’s kid’s meal.

What: Parent Academy Back-to-School Kick Off
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 8
Where: Millbrook Magnet High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh

WCPSS will provide workshops on topics including:

  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Elementary literacy
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Understanding Special Education
  • Transitioning into middle and high school
  • Preparing for college

The workshops will be offered in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French and Korean.

Parents will also have a chance to learn more about WCPSS programs and resources including the Magnet Program, Special Education, Counseling and Student Services, School Innovation, English as a Second Language, Academically and Intellectually Gifted education, Title I services, Early Learning, and Career and Technical Education. Community organizations that serve Wake County families will also be at the event.

New Parent Academy workshops

The Wake County Public School System will provide parents the opportunity to discuss helping students succeed at our new Parent Academy workshops.

Choose from eight workshops that begin August 28 and cover a wide range of topics. The first session focuses on parent involvement at school. Students benefit from seeing the value their parents put on school and the steps parents take to help them get the most out of their classes. The session will be offered at Millbrook Magnet High on August 28 and will be repeated at Reedy Creek Middle on August 29 and Knightdale High on August 30. The sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be presented in English and Spanish. Childcare will be available for children 4-13 years old.

Other workshop topics will include successful teacher conferences, supporting kindergarten students, understanding the new Common Core State Standards, navigating the school system, supporting literacy and math at home, understanding special education and understanding the U.S. school system. All sessions will be offered at Millbrook Magnet High, Reedy Creek Middle and Knightdale High.

Enroll in a Parent Academy workshop at http://www.wcpss.net/adult-edu (click on parent academy) or call 919-431-7411.

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