D.H. Stanton ES shares importance of parental involvement

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D.H. Stanton Elementary School hosted Muffins for Moms and Donuts for Dads events to bring together fathers and mothers of students.

The purpose of the event was to provide parents support, words of encouragement and to share ways they can participate in their child's life and the impact of parental involvement.

Among those in attendance included the principal, assistant principal, counselor, parent liaison, and representatives from Safe Routes to School, Families First and Emory University.

Check out photos from the events below:

Donuts for Dads



Muffins for Moms

CIS bridges the gap for Banneker HS student

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CIS Site Coordinator Deon Harrison catapulted Tatyana into a new direction, one that would end in success.

Deon worked with Tatyana to develop study plans and support through various incentives, field trips, small group sessions, parental communication and advocacy with her teachers during the 2014-2015 school year. He also met with teachers to assist Tatyana in receiving extra credit assignments and make up work. CIS also bridged the gap of communication between Tatyana’s family and the school by holding phone conferences and facilitating face-to-face meetings with the counselor.

By the end of the school year, Tatyana passed her classes, passed the ninth grade, and without even attending summer school, she has earned enough credits to start the 2015-2016 year in the 11th grade. Her confidence has increased tremendously and her family feels more connected to her educational journey. She is now on track to graduate with her class of 2017.



Program Highlights: Why CIS works!

Site coordinators work with each caseload student, their parents and teachers to develop individual student plans. The plans outline specific goals for students to make improvements in critical areas including attendance, academics and behavior. In addition to developing and monitoring these plans, the list below includes other case management services:

  • Site Coordinator Mentorship
  • Attendance Incentives
  • Behavior Incentives
  • Academic Incentives and Support (grades, tutorial participation, tutors, advocacy)
  • College Access and Career Exploration Opportunities
  • Life Skills (workshops, field trips, mentors, etc.)
  • Home Visits

Spelman College develops mentoring program for McNair High School CIS students

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CIS Atlanta partnered with Spelman College to develop a bridge mentoring program with the female students at McNair High School.

CIS site coordinator Pam Hurst identified case load students who would benefit from being mentored by students who chose to attend college and thrive in a space that has had a history of being male dominated by majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) based curriculum.

Students had the opportunity to engage with future doctors, scientists, engineers, technology and robotic leaders of the Spelman College community.

An additional partnership included the technology developers of the communication platform Prizm. All of the students were given a tutorial on how to engage on the app and have a safe space for communication and virtual mentoring.

By the end of the inaugural meeting, students found their matches and began to discuss their goals for the remainder of the year. The organic connections fostered an atmosphere of excitement and positive energy. The pilot mentoring program will continue throughout the 2015-1206 school year.

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