WELCOME TO THE MEADOWCREEK HIGH SCHOOL PARENT CENTER!
We are excited to welcome parents to the Parent Center. It is located at the front of the school in room 1.107. The Parent Center is a place where parents can learn about curriculum, communicating with teachers, community resources, and ways to support their children’s learning at home. The Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC) position exists to help parents in schools with concerns or questions they have. Throughout the year, we plan workshops in Spanish and English focused on different areas of possible difficulty to continually support our parents. We are committed to seeing that all parents have the opportunity to become fully engaged with the learning process of their child. We look forward to meeting and building a partnership with all of our Meadowcreek High School parents.
Nos complace darles la bienvenida a los padres al Centro de Padres. Está ubicado al frente de la escuela en el salón 1.107. El Centro de Padres es un lugar donde los padres pueden aprender sobre el currículo, como comunicarse con los maestros, los recursos de la comunidad y las formas de apoyar el aprendizaje de sus hijos en el hogar. El puesto de Coordinadora de Instrucción para Padres existe para ayudar a los padres en las escuelas con inquietudes o preguntas que tengan. A lo largo del año, planeamos talleres en español e inglés centrados en diferentes áreas de posible dificultad para apoyar continuamente a nuestros padres. Estamos comprometidos a empoderar a nuestros padres para que puedan ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito. Esperamos reunirnos y construir una relación con nuestros padres para el bienestar de cada alumno.
Parent Instructional Coordinator:
Click here to email Mrs. Salas
Parent Involvement Clerk:
Click here to email Ms. Orozco
Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Invitation
PARENT CORNER :
PARENTS SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS
Please click on the following links for helpful tips:
- Coach Your Teen on Writing Essays (English)
- Enséñele a su joven a escribir composiciones
- Build Character Through Volunteering (English)
- El voluntariado inculca valores positivos
- Routines to Motivate Your Teen / Motive a su joven con rutinas diarias
- Avoiding Negative Peer Pressure
- Teach Your Teen 2 Criteria for Wise Decisions
- Improve Family Communication
- Boost Scores for College Entrance
- Student Benefits From Having ‘Study Buddies’
- Teach Your Teen to ‘ReACT’ to Mistakes
- Get the Most Out of College Visits
- Regular Medical Care for Teens
- School Counselors Help Students and Families
- Get Teens Involved in Responsibility for Grades
What is a Title I School?
Most educators, parents and community members have heard the term Title 1 School. Being able to answer what is a title 1 school as established by the U.S. Department of Education, however, is more difficult. Title 1 is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Annually, it provides over $7 billion to school systems across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty.
Originally, the idea of Title 1 was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other student. The policy was rewritten in 1994 to improve fundamental goals of helping at-risk students. With the implementation of No Child Left Behind, schools must make adequate yearly progress on state testing and focus on best teaching practices in order to continue receiving funds.
What is the Purpose of Title I Funding?
According to the U.S. Department of Education the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”The basic principles of Title 1 state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. For an entire school to qualify for Title 1 funds, at least 40% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program.
How are Title I Funds Used?
How to use Title 1 funds rests with each school. Title 1 funds can be used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title 1 funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math. Annually, this program reaches over six million students.
How to Create a MyPaymentsPlus Account
Title I Budget, 2019-2020
MHS Wish List
GCPS Family and Community Engagement Plan, 2019-2020
MHS Family and Community Engagement Plan, 2019-2020
MHS Parent Survey, 2019-2020
PARENT RIGHT TO KNOW
Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable. This document is provided to parents in the GCPS Parent Handbook. Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school’s principal for more information.