At Elkmont High School (EHS), we are advocates of involvement in the school by parents/guardians of our students. We believe that this is an outstanding characteristic of those schools that are acknowledged for the high quality of their performance throughout our country. Research continues to be conducted on schools at all levels and under all circumstances, and time and again that research has very clearly demonstrated that the involvement of parents is a real key both to a child's success in school and to the genuine success and excellence of the school itself. We cannot afford to have parents disengaged from the education of their children. The faculty, staff, and administration of EHS welcome your involvement.
Certainly, the entire staff of EHS believes parents/guardians must be involved. The question remains is, how do we go about making this happen? How, in short, can we enhance parental involvement at our school?
Perhaps the first step would be to let you, as parents, know how important it is for you to talk to your children about school and school work and to become more involved with your children's school life. When you ask your child, "What did you do at school today?" you should never accept the classic answer, "Nothin'." "Nothing that I want to tell you about now." Pursue the matter, get to know what your child is doing; become familiar with what is going on with your child in school.
Next, it is up to us in the schools to work hard to create more opportunities for your involvement. We encourage you to become involved in PTO. Come eat lunch with your child. Volunteer to read to your child's class.
Finally, we in the schools must encourage parent conferences. It is through communication that the school and the home will join together for the benefit and good of the child. Through these conferences, parents and teachers, unite as partners in the education of their children. Through these conferences, the child becomes the center of aid and attention, and that child's success is both augmented and assured.
With cooperation and parental involvement, the student is guided both at home and in the classroom, and that student emerges the winner. In fact, we are all - every one of us - winners!
The faculty, staff, and administration of EHS thank you for your support of our students. Let's resolve to build a partnership that will survive throughout your child's education - a partnership in which everyone wins.