HISD to hold first Parent University of spring semester 

HISD will host its third Parent University workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at five locations  throughout the district: Forest Brook Middle School, and Jones, Lamar, Sharpstown, Waltrip and Wheatley high schools.

The theme for the session will be “Supporting Your Child’s Academic Success.” The workshop will begin with a dinner and resource fair and will include information on district programs, parent engagement, community resources, and how parents can become active partners in the successful education of their children.

This district-wide initiative was launched last September with a mission of connecting HISD parents and children to resources that support successful academic careers, as well as safe and healthy environments at home and at school.  

“It’s a new year and a new opportunity to go out in the community to continue building relationships and connecting parents to resources that address a variety of needs they may have,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “Parent University exists to empower and educate parents on everything from motivating their children academically to becoming successful first-time homeowners.”

Parents can look up locations and select the most convenient one to attend. Registration is available at HoustonISD.org/ParentUniversity.

Free dinner, interpretation services, and child care will be provided.