FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Free workshops aimed at assisting parents
and students on a broad range of topics
BEAUFORT – Parents and students are invited to participate next week in free evening workshops aimed at helping them on a range of school and family-related topics.
Sponsored by the Beaufort County School District and the Military Child Education Coalition, the workshops next Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 1-2) will be held in the media center at the school district’s main office at 2900 Mink Point Boulevard in Beaufort. Originally planned for earlier in October, the events were rescheduled after Hurricane Matthew.
“These workshops are designed to be helpful to everyone, not just military families,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss. “They will cover topics ranging from the college application process to tips on raising more resilient children and becoming more involved in your children’s schools.”
Tuesday’s workshop (4-7 p.m. on Nov. 1) is for parents and students and will focus on the college application process. Topics will include developing a long-range academic plan for students, choosing the right college, getting letters of recommendation, tracking application deadlines, researching financial aid and searching for scholarships. Also included is a mock college interview for students, a resume-writing session and ways to make college applications stand out from the crowd. This in-depth workshop is ideally suited to both the parent and the college applicant and is recommended for high school sophomores and juniors. Parents need to attend with their students.
Wednesday’s event (4-7 p.m. on Nov. 2) is for parents and will focus on three topics:
Building Resilience (4 p.m.) – This workshop will help parents understand the importance of raising resilient children. Opportunities will be identified to build and strengthen resiliency skills during a deployment cycle or transition, and how parents can utilize proven strategies to help their children cope effectively with these challenges.
Parent Involvement for Parents of All Ages (5 p.m.) – Research shows that children with involved parents are more likely to achieve academic success and do well in life. When parents are engaged in their child’s education, they send the message that the family values education. Learn ways to become involved in your child’s life at school and in the community. This workshop will help parents develop a plan for ongoing parental involvement, including during deployment or transitions.
Homework Motivation Strategies and Support (6 p.m.) – Research reinforces the value of homework, with the support and encouragement of engaged parents, as a contribution to good study habits and, ultimately improved academic success. This workshop will explore ways to encourage good study habits, provide support and motivation at home as well as how to work with children’s teachers to help children get the most out of homework.
For more information, contact Director of Innovation Bonnie Almond at 843-332-5405.