Getting Students Engaged
Research shows that when parents are involved with their child's daily activities in school, the child becomes a more successful student. We encourage you to contact your child's principal to see how you can get involved and how you can get your child engaged in their education.
Ways To be Involved At your Child's School
Parents can become involved at their child's school by
- Volunteering your time.
- Attend parent meetings regularly.
- Staying informed about what is going on in Panola Schools and your child's campus.
- Engage in meaningful, two-way communication between the home and school.
- Make appointments as needed to discuss your child's progress or concerns.
- Schedule & attend parent-teacher conferences with specific questions you want to ask.
- Participate in informal opportunities to talk with and get to know school staff and educators.
- Attend School events.
- Attend meetings on learning expectations, assessment and grading procedures.
- Voice your support or concerns on any issue that will affect your family.
Whether your child is just starting as an eighth grader or entering the final year of high school, there are many good reasons and opportunities for you, as parents, to get involved in your child's education. When parents and educators work together, students have higher grades and better school attendance. Parents can encourage their children to do well in school. Children need to feel like they are a needed member of a group. Do things together as a family, and enroll your kids in after-school activities. Kids want to go to school, and see the value in school when they have a feeling of community, both at home and at school.