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More than 100 Complete FWISD’s Parent University

The Fort Worth ISD is preparing to recognize more than 100 parents Thursday, January 17, for completing the District’s Parent University program.

A combined ceremony for parents from FWISD’s Manuel Jara, Greenbriar, Bonnie Brae, Diamond Hill, Woodway, and M.G. Ellis elementary schools and the World Languages Institute is set for 5 p.m. at J.P. Elder Middle School, 709 N.W. 21st St.

Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, who will give the commencement address, will be joined by Mayor Betsy Price, FWISD school chiefs and principals, Board of Education trustees, and other special guests to celebrate the latest Parent University class. J.P. Elder’s Mariachi Estrella Tejana, under the direction of Imelda Martinez and Jesus Pineda, will perform prior to the ceremony’s start, and the Junior Cadet Corps from Elder will present the colors at the event.

Research shows parent involvement is critical to a child’s motivation and academic achievement.

For 13 weeks, parents participated in courses including Parent Leadership Academy, which includes an earned credit from Tarrant County College. Parent University is now in its sixth year.

Graduates are expected to give testimonials about their experiences in the Parent University program at the ceremony.

A reception and photo opportunities will follow the graduation in the J.P. Elder cafeteria.


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