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 2019-2020 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.
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:
January 10, 2019 – Be Alert – Human Trafficking Introduction 6:00 pm
January 31, 2019 – Signs of Suicide 6:00 pm
February 7, 2019 – Community, Parent and Student Support and Alliances 6:00 pm
February 21, 2019 –Black History Assembly – A Celebration through Arts, Music and Dance 12:45 pm and 1:30pm
March 11, 2019 – Canvas and Power School Workshop for Parents 5:30 pm
March 12, 2019 – Canvas and Power School Workshop for Parents 5:30 pm
April 2, 2019 – Liberty North Community Service Project Day 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
April 16, 2019– ANGST - A virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. 6:00 pm
Parents will be notified of their graduation from Parent University by May 25th, 2019. Parents may pick up their Parent University diplomas and student incentives between June - during summer school hours.
Parent University - April 16th
Liberty Alliance for Youth and Liberty Public Schools invite you to a FREE showing of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”, on April 16th at 6:00 PM at Liberty North High School. The event will feature a viewing of the 56 minute film, followed by a panel discussion with Sonya Richardson-Thomas and Elise Bennett. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Join us to help start the conversation.
Parent University - March 11th and 12th
Please join us for our next Parent University, March 11th and 12th at Liberty North in the Learning Stairs beginning at 5:30 pm. Both sessions will be on Canvas Training for parents. This session will teach parents how to navigate through Canvas, how to stay connected with teachers, course assignments, class activities, students grades, progress and feedback provided by teachers.The topic and presentation will be the same for each session. Parents only need to attend one of the session offerings.
Parent University - November 19, 2018
Liberty Public Schools wants to provide each student the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. We currently offer two mechanisms by which this can occur: Advanced Placement exams and Dual Credit courses.
- Students who enroll in Advanced Placement courses may earn college credit at the end of the course by registering for the optional Advanced Placement exam administered at LNHS according to The College Board protocols.
- Students who take Dual Credit courses may enroll in the optional college credit portion of the course. Enrollment generally takes place within the first couple of weeks of the class. Course instructors distribute the registration forms according to the policies of the partner college/university.
Parent University - October 22nd & 23rd
Please join us for our next pair of Parent University sessions.
October 22nd - Mr. Jeff Vincent, MapleWoods Community College Financial Aid Advisor, will host a workshop on financial aid, A+ information and helping students and parents complete the FASFA application. There will be two sessions. 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. The 5:30 pm session will be held in the Learning Stairs and the 6:30 pm session will be held in the Performing Arts Theatre.October 23rd - Sonja Richardson Thomas, will host a session on the Teenage Brain and Adolescent Anxiety. There will be two sessions 5:30 pm and 6:30pm.The 5:30 pm session will be held in the Learning Stairs and the 6:30 pm session will be held in the Performing Arts Theatre.
Social Media and Sex Trafficking - Parent University #3
LPS College Fair - Parent University #2
Please join us for our next Parent University on September 11, 2017, The Liberty Public Schools College Fair. The College Fair is for all students 9-12 and will include the following sessions:
6:00 pm in the Performing Arts Theatre: College Planning Session - Be prepared for the college planning journey from 9th-12th grade and steps along the way with tips and suggestions. Session will also include questions to consider during the college search, what to do with the college fair information, and navigating college websites.
6:00 pm in the LMC: Highly Selective Colleges Session - Students that are considering applying to a college that accepts a small portion of the applicants? If so, join us here! Establishing yourself to be a contender in the competitive market of highly selective schools can be daunting and requires a lot of effort, starting in 9th grade. We will navigate through the process, share tips that we have learned along the way and help build a profile that will stand out to the colleges/universities.
8:00 pm in the Performing Arts Theatre: General Financial Aid Session - FAFSA questions or FSA ID questions or Subsidized loan questions ? You may have heard of them, but do you know what they mean? We will cover general information on ways to help pay for college and explain many of the terms used.
Senior Meeting Video 2018 - Parent University #1
Freshman Meeting Video 2018 - Parent University #1
Please contact Dr. Precious Kurth with any questions.