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    August 2019,

    Parent University is a parent engagement program designed to build a collaborative partnership and greater communication between school personnel and parents. Parent University will consist of monthly sessions on a variety of topics that would increase parental communication and knowledge of all things student –centered.

    Parent University will meet monthly. Calendar dates will be set in advance to allow parents timely notice and encourage maximum participation. Sessions will be set on evenings and during events that parents would likely already be at North, such home athletic games, back to school night, parent/teacher conferences, etc.  This would minimize the number of meetings to attend and maximize parents’ time and commitment level.

    Parents that attend eight (8) Parent University sessions will earn an incentive for their student(s) for the 2020-2021 school year. Incentives may include a waiver on laptop insurance, a parking pass, an activity punch pass, and other incentives. Graduating parents will also receive a diploma recognizing their completion and participation in Parent University. Parents that have 2 or more children must attend ten (10) sessions to be eligible for both students to receive an incentive. 

    The administrative team has been studying Visible Learning, founded by John Hattie, a Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Hattie has spent over 15 years researching what improves student learning. Hattie suggests there are 150 factors or influences that affect student achievement and in calculating the effect size of each influence. Parental Involvement and Influence in the home environment have a .52 effect size and ranks 44 of 150 influences that increase and enhance student performance.

    The following dates are set for Parent University Sessions. We will update this page as sessions are added:

    August 22, 2019 – Back to School Night (Parent University Introduction) 6:30 pm

    September 3, 2019 – Screenagers - 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

    September 10, 2019 – LPS College Fair – 6:30 pm – 8 pm - Liberty High School

    September 12, 2019 – AP/Dual Credit Information 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Learning Stairs 

    September 19, 2019 – Vaping: Dangers and Warning Signs – Officer Robert Bratcher & Liberty Police Department 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

    October 10, 2019 – MOCSA – Metropolitan Organization Countering Sexual Abuse – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

    October 21, 2019 – Signs of Suicide 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

           LPS Off Campus & Experiential Learning Opportunities 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm - Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

    October 22, 2019 - 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

           LPS Off Campus & Experiential Learning Opportunities 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm -    Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

    October 24th, 2019 - Trunk or Treat – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Liberty North Parking Lot

    November 7, 2019 – LPS Diversity Festival 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Liberty North High School

    December 18, 2019 – Cultural Competence – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre

    January 7th  2019 - LPS Strategic Plan – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm - Dr. Jeremy Tucker – Dr. Martin Jacobs Theatre  

     Additional Session TBA


  • Please contact Dr. Precious Kurth with any questions.

    Email: precious.kurth@lps53.org

    Phone: 816.736.5532