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More than a novel idea: MCSD’s ‘Parent University’

Where Learning Has No Boundaries:  MCSD
Where Learning Has No Boundaries: MCSD
MCSD e-Newsletter

Recently, an article entitled, “Where Learning Has No Boundaries: MCSD”, was written about the Martin County School District’s innovative approach to solving the lack or shortage of school electronic devices with their program of increasing digital learning opportunities for students with a District-wide "Bring Your Own Device" ("BYOD") program. Students will be permitted to bring digital devices (seven inches or larger) to school to more effectively utilize Internet resources and increase digital literacy within the curriculum. All school sites will be equipped with Wi-Fi in academic areas to support the use of various types of tablets as well as laptop computers. Now, Martin County will be implementing a “PARENT UNIVERSITY”.

The Martin County School District will host “Parent University” on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8am-12pm at South Fork High School. This program is designed to provide important information to parents and other caregivers as they strive to support their child’s academic life. Sessions will focus on academic and support programs in the Martin County School District as well as effective strategies families can use to help every child succeed. Parent University will start with a General Session for all parents/guardians, followed by break-out sessions with topics relative to elementary and secondary schools. Topics include literacy, science, and math strategies, family involvement, school and cyber-safety, college and career readiness and career and technical education.

The Martin County School District encourages all parents and guardians to attend this free event, which will also include information provided by community partners. (The event is designed for parents and guardians and not intended for attendance by students or children.) PLEASE NOTE: Opportunities for non-profit and vendor participation and sponsorships are available; please contact Michele Blanco at (772) 219-1200, ext. 30444. The host site of Parent University, South Fork High School, is located at 10000 SW Bulldog Way in Stuart. Transportation for parents/guardians of students at Warfield Elementary School and Indiantown Middle School will be provided.

Way to go Martin County! Always thinking outside of the box in order to be inclusive of the majority in cultivating and encouraging interest for the betterment of quality education and achievement that is obtainable by all that participates and willing to work together as a school district inclusive of proactive parents, teachers, schools and community for the sake of each individual student.

REF: Martin County School District’s e-Newsletter July 2014

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