Get Involved

Research shows that when parents are actively involved with their children's education, students' grades are higher, their self-esteem is greater, and they are more socially adjusted.  In fact, the most accurate indicator of a student's academic success in school is not tied to family income or social status, but the extent to which a family:
 
  • Creates a home environment that encourages learning.
  •  Sets high but realistic achievement and career expectations.
  • Becomes involved in their child's education and in the community.
In addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and other special events, opportunities to get involved at your child's school abound.  A few examples include:
 
  • Tutoring 
  • Mentoring 
  • Classroom read alouds
  • Classroom assistance
  • Non-classroom assistance (field trips, media center, etc.)
  • Organization involvement (PTA, School Site Council, etc.)
  • Before and after school programs 
For additional information about how you can be more involved, visit the district's Getting Involved page and volunteer program.