The NWS Parent Association presents Parent Education Forums throughout the school year with themes relevant to raising middle school and high school students. These evening events will be held in the Commons from 6:30-9:00 PM. Light refreshments and beverages will be served from 6:30-7:00 PM, with the speaker promptly commencing at 7:00 PM.

More information about upcoming Parent Education Events will be forthcoming.

Questions or Comments? Please contact the Parent Education Chair, Valerie Long.

Whenever possible, NWS will provide podcasts of our events.

Sept. 25, 2017

A Night with Denise Pope, Ph.D.

Join us on Monday, Sept. 25, for the first Parent Education Forum of the 2017-18 school year, a presentation by Denise Pope, Ph.D., a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. This parent forum, co-hosted with University Prep as we did with Peggy Orenstein last year, examines the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. Parents will learn research-based strategies to create healthier home and school environments for their children.

The location will be on University Prep’s campus this year, in their Founders Hall. Refreshments will begin at 6:30 pm, and the forum will last from 7:00-8:30 pm. Parking will be available on the school's back lot, the Dahl Field lot, or along 25th Ave. NE. There will be no cost or RSVP needed to attend this forum.

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