Category Archives: Parent University

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. Continue reading

Community and corporate partners can be part of HISD Parent University 

The Houston Independent School District is inviting community and corporate to support HISD Parent University by participating in the Resource Fair portion of the events.

On Sept. 27, HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan officially launched Parent University, an initiative focused on providing families with the supports they need to be actively involved in the success of their children. The Parent University sessions will take place every month simultaneously at geographically dispersed locations, and will include information and tools about HISD, as well as community resources to help equip and support families.

For vendor and sponsorship opportunities, register here.

For questions, contact Candice Castillo at or 713-556-7290.

HISD to kick off Parent University with districtwide events

The Houston Independent School District’s new HISD Parent University will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 27. This new initiative will connect parents and children to resources offered by the district to create successful academic careers as well as safe and healthy environments at home and at school.

The inaugural Parent University workshops will take place at all HISD schools.

A variety of district and community program representatives and experts will be available for parents to connect with individually. Continue reading