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NCSS invites parents to get involved with school

COVINGTON – Parents are being encouraged to reach out to the Newton County School System school community at a spring education summit on April 19.

“The education summit provides us with an opportunity to connect with our parents and community,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “It’s important that our students understand that both their parents and community value education. Research supports the notion that increased parent and community engagement impacts students’ achievement and success. I look forward to seeing everyone at our April 19th event!”

Consisting of informative workshops and community vendors, the summit will offer classes on dealing with the stresses of teens, using web-based learning tools, the school system’s Gifted Program, how to financially plan for college and school safety.

According to the National Education Association’s website, a study from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory indicated that students who have parents that participate in their school life are more likely to succeed. It states that regardless of economic or social background, students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades, enroll in higher-level programs, attend school regularly, adapt well to school environments and move on to post-secondary education after graduating.

“We encourage parents and stakeholders to attend our Spring Education Summit,” said Fuhrey. “A key indicator of student success is parent involvement, so we hope to see a large turnout of parents. This is a special opportunity to learn more about the school system, share ideas, and also receive helpful tips for parents to help their students be more successful in school.”

The event will be held at Newton High from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parents, business and community leaders, and all other NCSS stakeholders are encouraged to take advantage of the free admission and become more familiar with the school system.