Research shows that students do better when parents and the community are involved - test scores rise, remediation rates drop, graduation rates improve, and everyone understands and values their roles in the success of our students. Platte County School District's Parent IgNIGHT series of informative parent sessions is designed to include, inform, involve, and ignite parents, as we believe included, informed, and involved parents can contribute to student success. Join us for our next informative session!
Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
July 23, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Platte County High School Wilson Auditorium
Viewers will unpack the science behind trauma and toxic stress through this film, and following the film we'll discuss how our schools, community and parents can address the needs of students who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Safeguarding our Children, Part II: Drugs, Vaping, Alcohol, and other Distractions
May 1, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Platte City Middle School Forum Room
If you were unable to join us for this session which focused on parent prevention efforts and supports available with regards to drugs, alcohol, vaping and other distractions, you can view the presentation here and visit some applicable resources here. We also streamed our presentation via Facebook Live. Thank you to Sherri Miller, Youth Prevention Specialist with Tri County Mental Health, who covered how addiction changes the adolescent brain, overviewed vapes and other inhalants, discussed drugs and alcohol, and outlined parent prevention efforts and supports.
Reading, Math, and Study Strategies at Home
March 13, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm, Pathfinder Elementary
If you were unable to join us for this session, you can view our presentation here, and check out the attached handouts that contain a variety of reading/English Language Arts and math resources recommended by our team of experts. Click the videos below for information on the recommended resources.
Safeguarding our Children Part I: Protecting our Children in the Digital World
November 27, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm, Paxton Center
Join us to increase your awareness of potentially dangerous apps and social media behavior, what our schools are doing to educate students about online safety, and what you as a parent can do to help keep your child safe. During this session, parents will hear from Dr. Mike Brown, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Jennifer Beutel, Executive Director of Pupil Services; and Russ Tuttle, of the Stop Trafficking Project.
If you were unable to join us for this session, you can view our presentation here, or review the attached handouts we created after collaborating with our expert speaker. We also streamed our presentation via Facebook Live on our Platte County School District Facebook page.