Parent Involvement

Your Participation Models the Importance You Place on Education

Every MHS parent and guardian is expected to participate actively in the school as part of our community building approach to education. Your participation enriches our school program and helps build a dynamic learning community. Educational research proves that active parent involvement is one of the most important factors in student success. Through your participation, you model for your student the value you place on her or his education. There are countless opportunities that will only be available to our students with your support!

How You Can Get Involved

Academics

Please talk to your students regularly about what they are learning at MHS. Take the time to review with them the progress and attendance reports sent home every six weeks. Learn more about the MHS program by attending Back to School Night, the MHS Student Showcases, and other school events. We need parent volunteers to tutor MHS students, especially in the afternoons.

Millennium High School Parents’ Club

You are welcome to join energetic parents and community members who provide guidance, support and resources as part of the MHS Parents Club. Among its many projects, the Parents Club spearheaded the successful campaign on MHS eligibility for PHS sports teams. Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Student activities

Active parents help plan school trips and events by assisting with communications, research, shopping and chaperoning. One of the school’s most pressing needs is for parent drivers on field trips, as bus rental costs are very expensive.

Community service, internships, and employment opportunities

Please notify MHS when you hear of opportunities for students in community service projects, internships or employment. You can assist the school in researching potential sites and maintaining updated lists. In prior years the MHS Advisory Board organized major workshops to prepare students to successfully find a job.

Fundraising

Because school funding is based on enrollment, small schools like MHS do not generate adequate revenue to cover all costs. MHS depends on the generous support of parents, alumni and community members to provide a quality program for students. We request that every enrolled family make a donation of $100 to $500 each semester to the Parent Club Fund to help cover costs for instructional materials and student activities. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Volunteers are needed for the Fundraising Committee. Please let us know if you can help research or write grant proposals. We are always on the lookout for donations of quality computer and video equipment and software. Our major fundraising event is the MHS International Cabaret, which features entertainment by student performers, an international buffet, and a silent auction.

Other ways to get involved

Contact us if you would like to assist with art or video projects, graphic design, computer maintenance, tutoring, or production of the Millennium Falcon. The school office can always use help with special mailings and clerical projects. And most important of all, feel free to call at any time with your creative suggestions and ideas!

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