This school year, the staff and management of the Admiral Herbert G. Hopwood Junior High School focuses its attention to improve one of the PSS Strategic Priorities, which is Parental Engagement & Community Involvement.
The school has gone full force the past months by getting the parents involved in literacy training on the content areas that is also a requirement of all schools. The school has been engaging its parents in several Content Area Literacy Training using the TASEG federal fund.
Making this literacy training available for all interested parents is vital and important. The strategies and skills that they will take away from the training will only help them be more helpful to their children’s academic studies. Many of them has been out of school for years and participating in this activity shows just how committed and dedicated they are to ensuring that they learn new skills on how to be of help to their children.
Each year, each Content Department at the school level are required to put together important information and teaching strategies to share with parents during a four-hour training. So far, the school has been very happy with the turnout and we look forward to having more parent participants next school year.
The activities that parents were able to take away is similar to the lessons that their children are learning in the classroom. What is more interesting is when parents bring their children along to engage in this very information training. Parents are very happy and liked the activities and they appreciate the fact that the school involves parents in the learning process so they too can help their children how to do well in their academic studies.
The school has completed its Language Arts, Science, Physical Education, Health, Leadership Corps Training, and Special Education training, and ends it with Social Studies and Chamorro Carolinian Language Heritage Studies. Many thanks go out to the school administration, especially principal Jonas Barcinas, vice principal for curriculum Epi Cabrera, vice principal Pialur John, Ruby Hocog and all the teachers and staff that helped make the trainings a memorable and productive one for parents. [B][I](PR)[/I][/B]