Parent Involvement

Your Participation Models the Importance You Place on Education

Every MHS parent and guardian is encouraged and 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 available in Infinite Campus every six weeks. Learn more about the MHS program by attending Back to School Night, the MHS Talent Show, 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 runs the Silent Auction at our Community Dinner.  The Parents Club meets in room 47A from 6:00 – 7:30.  The following are the Parents Club dates for 2018-19: Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 19, Jan 9, Feb 13, March 20, Ap 24, May 15.  Please email millenniumparentsclub@gmail.com with any questions.

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 and to participate in a Career Day.

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 encourage every enrolled family to make a donation of $100 to $1000 to the Parent Club Fund or the Piedmont Education Foundation as they are able 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.  Our major fundraising event is the MHS Community Dinner, which features entertainment by student performers, a student-served dinner, 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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