Back to School Symposium

Parent Sessions

Navasota ISD will hold a three-day, conference-style symposium for faculty, staff, and parents Aug. 19-21 at Navasota High School. The district has designed a series of sessions specifically for parents during the three-day event with topics to include:


How can the district help you, the parent?

Rachel's Challenge

Weight of the Nation

Helping your child be successful

Technology Lending Program

School Attendance

Parenting Sessions offered by RSVP

Personal Graduation Plans for your child


There is no registration necessary. All sessions will take place at Navasota High School. Just show up at the time of the sessions you would like to attend and check-in at the front desk.

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Teaching & Learning Symposium

Monday, Aug. 19th, 1pm to Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 3pm

Texas 90

Navasota, TX

Monday, August 19 Room 501

2:00 pm - How Can We Help? Ronnie Gonzalez, Detra Johnson
Parents and guardians are invited to share their thoughts on how the district and Navasota schools can help. How can we do a better job of helping in the community and connecting and learning with life for our students. In this session we can help to answer questions regarding our schools and programs. Come by and let's start connecting to help our community.


3:00 pm - Rachel's Challenge Holly Witherwax
Rachel's Challenge was brought to your child's school last year as an initiative to improve the culture on the school's campus. Teachers and administrators are united in their desire to see Rachel's Challenge have a positive impact for your student by creating a kinder, more compassionate culture on their campus. Come find out more about this program and what you as a parent can do to enforce this culture.


Tuesday, August 20 Room 501

8:30 am - Weight of the Nation Vicky Jackson; St. Joseph Hospital
Confronting America's obesity epidemic. Obesity has escalated dramatically in the course of just one lifetime. Yours. Find out more about this problem and how you can help our children.

9:30 am - "Calling All Parents": We Need YOU! Holly Witherwax;
RSVP
Student's success starts with you! Join me in ways that you can collaborate, join, and be a part in our schools. We will look at different programs available for you , areas of need, and projects that can make a difference with YOUR help. Please join me to put our minds together to make a DIFFERENCE in your child's future!!!

10:30 am - Weight of the Nation Vicky Jackson; St. Joseph Hospital
Confronting America's obesity epidemic. Obesity has escalated dramatically in the course of just one lifetime. Yours. Find out more about this problem and how you can help our children.

1:00 pm - Technology Lending Program Frank Perez
Navasota ISD is among a group of school districts in Texas to be awarded funds through the state's Technology Lending Program to improve student access to electronic instructional materials. The goal of the program is to ensure that all students, including economically disadvantaged students, have dedicated access to a personal technology device. Come see how this program will work in our district for your child.

2:00 pm - Weight of the Nation Vicky Jackson; St. Joseph Hospital
Confronting America's obesity epidemic. Obesity has escalated dramatically in the course of just one lifetime. Yours. Find out more about this problem and how you can help our children.

3:00 pm - School Attendance: How Does Missing a Day of School Impact Your Child? J. Russell
Local policy, state law, school funding, and most importantly your child's academic success will be explored. Attendance is a more complex issue that it may appear on first glance. Even if you child has never missed a day of school, absences have impacted his or her academic progress - find out how in this session.


Wednesday, August 21 Room 501

8:30 am - Technology Lending Program Frank Perez
Navasota ISD is among a group of school districts in Texas to be awarded funds through the state's Technology Lending Program to improve student access to electronic instructional materials. The goal of the program is to ensure that all students, including economically disadvantaged students, have dedicated access to a personal technology device. Come see how this program will work in our district for your child.

9:30 am - "We Are Family" Holly Witherwax
Please join me for a brief overview of the parenting sessions that we offer to our parents. We offer the session free of cost, include childcare, and each parent receives a gift card for attendance. The sessions we offer give our parents wonderful ideas, activities, and a collaboration that can really benefit your children and their classroom experience. Join us to learn more about this program so you can REALLY make a DIFFERENCE!

10:30 am - Technology Lending Program Frank Perez
Navasota ISD is among a group of school districts in Texas to be awarded funds through the state's Technology Lending Program to improve student access to electronic instructional materials. The goal of the program is to ensure that all students, including economically disadvantaged students, have dedicated access to a personal technology device. Come see how this program will work in our district for your child.

2:00 pm - "We Are Family" Holly Witherwax
Please join me for a brief overview of the parenting sessions that we offer to our parents. We offer the session free of cost, include childcare, and each parent receives a gift card for attendance. The sessions we offer give our parents wonderful ideas, activities, and a collaboration that can really benefit your children and their classroom experience. Join us to learn more about this program so you can REALLY make a DIFFERENCE!

3:00 pm - Personal Graduation Plan for Your Child Jim Russell
We will create an individualized Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) for your child. Topics such as possible career and education paths, as well as the types of electives that will most benefit your child will be explored. The PGP we create will remain in the student's record/file and can be updated at any time through the student's enrollment in Navasota ISD.