The Houston Independent School District will honor parents during its Parental Involvement Day Celebration on Friday, November 16. The celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delmar-Tusa Athletic complex (2020 Mangum).
The annual event will recognize parents for the role they play in supporting their children’s educational and personal growth. It will also offer parents innovative strategies they can use to help their children learn.
During the event, parents will receive information on a variety of programs including the HISD Parent Prep Academy, multilingual services, college and career counseling, and the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS).
HISD Superintendent Terry Grier says parents are the most important supporters of their child’s educational experience. “HISD is committed to providing its students with the best opportunities for achieving academic success,” said Dr. Grier. “Learning flourishes when parents are active in schools.”
The Department of Parent Engagement is committed to strengthening the relationship between parents and schools while ensuring the academic and personal success of all HISD students. “The Parent Engagement Department is so proud of the hard work that our parents have been doing throughout the district and welcome the opportunity to honor them,” said HISD Senior Manager of Parent Engagement Kelly Cline. “Our parents are our partners and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments.”
At this year’s event grandparents will be recognized for the vital role they play in education.
The Houston Public Library, the Mexican Institute of Technology and the Children’s Museum of Houston are among the community partners for this year’s celebration.