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Parent involvement workshops planned

There will be several parent involvement workshops scheduled for the next few weeks, for parents who would like extra assistance on how to help their children with math and English homework.

The workshops, “Math Help 911: Helping Your Child With Math Even When You Feel Clueless!” will be held at the Decatur County Support Center, at 507 Martin St. in Bainbridge. The times and dates include:

• Monday, Aug. 29 — from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 13 — from noon to 1 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 27 — from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Cheryl Guy, parent involvement coordinator, at (229) 243-6847 or cguy@dcboe.com; or Janie Kelley, special education parent mentor, at (229) 248-2834 or jkelley@dcboe.com


Writing assistance workshop scheduled

The Decatur County School System will host a parent involvement workshop in September, for parents who would like tips on how to help their children become better writers.

The workshop, “Georgia High School Graduation Test Writing Test 411: Helping Your Teenager Practice Writing, Even Though They Would Rather Be on Facebook,” will be offered free of charge. The workshop will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, from either noon to 1 p.m., or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Decatur County Support Center at 507 Martin St. in Bainbridge.

Workshop organizers said the timing is appropriate, because the test will be administered Sept. 27 for first-time juniors and seniors who need to pass. Passing the GHSGT writing test is a requirement for graduation in the state of Georgia.

For more information, contact Cheryl Guy, parent involvement coordinator, at (229) 243-6847 or cguy@dcboe.com; or Janie Kelley, special education parent mentor, at (229) 248-2834 or jkelley@dcboe.com.