Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

10 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in High School

1. Attend Back-to School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences

2. Visit the School and its Website

3. Support Homework Expectations

4. Send Your Teen to School Ready to Learn

5. Instill Organizational Skills

6. Offer Help with Studying

7. Know the Disciplinary and Bullying Policies

8. Get Involved

9. Take Attendance Seriously

10. Make Time to Talk About School

Reviewed by Kathryn Hoffses, PhD from Kids Health from Nemours

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7 Ways to Help Kids with Focus Issues

Spring is in the air. And that can make staying focused even harder for kids who are easily distracted. With many weeks of school still to go, keeping your child on track is key. These seven tips can help.

Harper's Embrace CPR Awareness Class

CPR Training Saves Lives! Harper's Embrace Lifesaver Program offers no-cost, CPR awareness classes for adults and teenagers to learn CPR skills and how to use an AET. Statistically, the more rapidly CPR is initiated, the greater the chance of survival. Did you know most cardiac and breathing emergencies occur in the home with family members present? This is why CPR Awareness Training is crucial, the life you save is most likely of a loved one. This class does not give you the CPR & First Aid certification. This class is for family and friends to learn CPR skills and how to use an AET without the full day training. Class is limited to 20 participants due to the number of mannequins available.

Date: Wednesday, March 27

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location: NEISD Community Learning Center

8750 Tesoro 78217

Seating is limited. Click to reserve your seat.

NEISD Instructional Technology Services

Our goal is to prepare teachers and students for an interconnected digital world by encouraging best teaching practices and facilitating effective technology integration to increase student engagement and create lifelong learners.

HEB Read 3 Early Literacy Program

North East ISD's Family Engagement Program is partnering up with HEB to bring your the HEB Read 3 Early Literacy Program. This six week series will enhance the participants knowledge on early literacy skills and fun activities to do at home. Each 4 or 5 year old participant will take home 2 new books per session attended. Parents or adult caregivers who attend all six sessions will receive a $25 HEB gift card at the completion of the course (One per participating family).

Limited to only 15 children per session. Please call the Family Specialist for more details and to reserve your spot.


Mondays (March 4-April 1) 10am-12pm

Please call Ms. Mendoza at 210-407-2835 or email at


Wednesdays (Feb. 27-April 3) 9:30am-11am

Please call Ms. Ford at 210-407-66226 or email at


Wednesdays (March 8-April 3) 9:30am-11:30am

Please call Ms. Farias at 210-407-7230 or email at


Wednesdays (Feb. 27-April 3) 10am-12pm

Please call Mr. Lopez at 210-407-3023 or email at


Wednesdays (Feb. 27-April 3) 3pm-4:30pm

Please call Ms. Esparza at 210-407-6029 or email at


Thursdays (Feb. 28-April 4) 11am-1pm

Please call Ms. Lacey at 210-407-3400 or email at

Family Specialist Spotlight

Rachel Hicks began her career in Family Engagement and Parent Education over 20 years ago in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD. Rachel’s personal life has not been short of challenges. As a child with learning disabilities, she lost confidence in herself, and after graduating from high school believed furthering her education was never going to be possible. However, her brother believed differently and he challenged Rachel to enroll in college to take one class.

Ms. Hicks is now a Certified Life Coach with Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. She published a Parent Literacy Curriculum in 2009 while working as Director for a Parenting Program - Education Alliance. Rachel joined NEISD in 2011 and is presently the Family Specialist at Eisenhower Middle School and is proud to call herself a General. As a Family Specialist, she has the opportunity to develop positive relationships with parents, students, and staff. She strongly believes a safe and happy home environment is key to children experiencing success in their educational and personal lives. Her experiences as a parent and as a Family Specialist have taught her that: parenting is tough; healthy parenting is a skill that is developed; and we will make mistakes but parents are responsible for our children’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Children depend on their parents to lead by example as they teach, encourage, help, support and protect. Children will do much better in life if they know they are safe and secure, when rules and limits are in place and love is consistent and unconditional. Rachel is married and has one adult son living in Burbank, California. Thank you Rachel for your dedication and perseverance to help every family!