Highlands Elementary Update

Keeping our stakeholders informed

"It takes a village to raise a child."

~African Proverb

PTA Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 5:45pm

2500 Barney Terrace Northwest

Huntsville, AL

All parents and community members are invited to attend! See you there!

Stakeholder Support is the key to Our Success

Our supportive parents, community members, and other stakeholders are some of the most important contributors to our school's success. You can provide volunteer hours, raise money for school activities, provide additional supervision, and support academic goals in our school. Outside of effective leaders and hard-working teachers, you, our wonderful stakeholders, have the most power to turn a good school into a great one!

What Does the Research Say about Involvement?

Ferguson (2005) encourages school leaders to get to know their populations and work hard to address and embrace the subtle differences in the way various groups support their child's educational endeavors. [1]

According to Henderson and Berla (1994), students with involved parents have fewer behavioral problems and learning issues at school. [2]

Nord and West (2001) claim that fathers and mothers are equally important in their child's educational process. They suggest that both parents participate freely in support opportunities at the school in order to guarantee success. [3]

For more information:

[1] Ferguson, C. (2005). Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections? National Center for Family and Community Connections with schools. Retrieved on June 24, 2015 from http://www.sedl.org/connections/resources/rb/rb5-diverse.pdf

[2] Henderson, A. T., and Berla, N. (1994). A new generation of evidence: The family is critical to student achievement. Washington, DC: National Committee for Citizens in Education. - See more at: http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=parental-involvement-in-schools#_edn1

[3] Nord, C. W. and West, J. (2001). Fathers' and mothers' involvement in their children's schools by family type and resident status.U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved from: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2001/2001032.pdf - See more at: http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=parental-involvement-in-schools#_edn1