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Parents invited to second university

Parent University is a district-wide call for all parents of public and non-public schools to attend training at one location.

The Natchez-Adams School District will have Parent University No. 2 at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Natchez High School Auditorium. It is very important for parents to attend this training and receive strategies and suggestions on how to assist your children at home.

The theme for Parent University No. 2 is “The P.I. (Parental Involvement) Express Part 2.” The district asks all parents to please get involved in their children’s education by learning fun, new ways to help children succeed in the classroom. This training will offer information about Mississippi Curriculum Test Second Edition and the Subject Area Testing Program. There will be two 45-minute breakout sessions in the following areas: reading, language arts, math, English, biology, U.S. history and algebra. The sessions will be presented by district teachers.

Featured teacher presentations include the following:

4West Primary

“Chugging Along the Reading Caboose” by Melissa Brown and Laurie Wells

“Get Aboard the Literacy Express” by Annie Barnes and Geraldine Brown

4Frazier Primary

“Spring Forward with Reading” by Lisa Lewis and Jennifer Haile

“Math Matters” by Jonathan Pegues

“Math Magic: Teaching Tips for Parents” by Kassidy Adams and Samantha Fielder

4McLaurin Elementary

“Unraveling Reading” by LaTarsha Thomas and Melody Bell

“Data Board” by Judy Johnson, Dorothy Sutton and Melita Bassett

4Morgantown Elementary

“Language Arts Express” by Naomi Walton and Shirlene Campbell

“Fractions: A Balanced Approach to Parts of a Whole” by Louis Felter

4Robert Lewis Middle

“Math Fun Work Centers” by Eddie Smith

4Natchez High

“Staying on Track in Biology” by Delilah Mitchell & Isaac King

“The Algebraic Railroad” by Lillie Bryant & Cheryl Conway

‘The U.S. Express” by Margaret Beasley & Ambreya Noble

“Railroads of Writing” by Portia Robinson & Detranell Brinkley

In addition to the teacher presentations, high school guidance counselors will conduct sessions about graduation requirements and SATP scores.

Deloris Irving, Mississippi PTSA president, will discuss common core state standards and Emma Collins will represent Mississippi State University Extension Service with information about family nutrition.

The school nurses will also do health checks for parents.

Come out and pack the classrooms Thursday evening, learn something new, and be entertained by McLaurin Elementary’s “Majestic” directed by Shana Braxton.

There will be plenty of door prizes and a light supper will be served.

For any additional information, please contact: Marilyn Alexander-Turner, director of Federal Programs at 601-445-2828 or me at 601-445-2988.

Angelita L. Jones is the Parent Center supervisor at the Natchez-Adams School District.

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