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It’s a Game Changer: Parent Organization Expo gets parents involved and empowered

The 2023 Parent Organization Expo, held on Feb. 4, was met with explosive enthusiasm by HISD PTO and would-be PTO members. Nearly 600 people attended the expo at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center which was the first of its kind to be held in person. PTOs from across the district gathered to network and learn how to be more effectively involved in their child’s education.

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HISD to hold first Parent University of spring semester 

HISD will host its fourth Parent University workshop from 5:15 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at two district locations: Key Middle School and Lamar High School. 

The theme for the session will be “Attendance Matters.” 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. 

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HISD Parent University to offer opportunity for engagement, access to resources

All HISD schools to participate in kickoff event on Sept. 27

HISD will launch Parent University on Sept. 27, a new program for the 2018-2019 school year to support parents and families in the education of their children and introduce them to district programs, resources, and parent-engagement strategies.

To kick off the program, all HISD schools will hold their own Parent University events on their campus on Sept. 27. The HISD-led Parent University meetings will take place monthly, beginning in October, and will be conducted at four geographically dispersed locations throughout the city.

“This is an opportunity to better engage our families and parents across the district by providing them not only with the resources the district offers, but access to community-based organizations and our partnering entities,” said HISD Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Rick Cruz.

Each Parent University session will begin with a resource fair featuring HISD staff and community partners. At the end of the year, parents will receive recognition for their successful completion of the program.

More details, including locations and sign-up information, will be announced when details are finalized.