HISD holds its first official Parent University

HISD hosted its first official Parent University workshop on Thursday, Oct. 18 at four geographically dispersed locations across the district—Fonville Middle School, Austin, Sterling and Westbury High Schools.

The theme for the first workshop was “Getting Involved with Your Child’s Education.” Each school provided resources and information fairs that focused on ways parents could become more involved at their child’s campus and the importance of parental involvement.

There were also a variety of district and community program representatives available to speak with parents.

“It’s important that we equip our parents with valuable information and resources that will produce positive academic outcomes for their child in and outside of the classroom,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said.

Parent University launched with informal events at all campuses on September 27. The new initiative was created to connect parents and children to resources offered by the district to create successful academic outcomes, as well as safe and healthy environments at home and at school.

The next Parent University is scheduled for November 15 at 5:30 p.m. Parents can look up locations and register to attend the next workshop by visiting: HoustonISD.org/ParentUniversity.

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