UPDATE: Due to the threat of inclement weather brought by Hurricane Michael, the WCPS Title I Parent Seminar - scheduled to take place this Thursday at the WCPS Professional Development & Family Engagement Center - has been CANCELED and will be postponed to a later date.
On Thursday, October 11, the Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) Federal Programs Department will hold its 22nd annual district-wide Parent Seminar at the WCPS Professional Development & Family Engagement Center located at 415 S. Virginia Street, in Goldsboro. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Parent Seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Principal Salome Thomas-EL, an award winning teacher and principal, internationally recognized speaker and educator, and accomplished author.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to have Principal EL serve as our keynote speaker as he shares his experiences and passion for the youth with us,” states Caroline Brown, WCPS Title 1 Parent Facilitator/Compliance Specialist. “He is a phenomenal speaker and I feel his message is one that will relate to us all. This day is focused on equipping parents with tools, resources, and information, and I believe all who attend will be impacted in a positive way.”
In addition to the keynote speaker, the Parent Seminar will host a myriad of presenters, both from the district and from area community agencies and education institutions. Some of the topics to be discussed include:
- We Make Play Happen (Goldsboro Parks and Recreation)
- The 3 Most Important Things That Parents And Teachers Can Do To Control Peer Pressure – (Freddie Pierce, local entertainer and public speaker)
- When Love is Not Enough - Matt Knight (Assistant Special Agent in Charge, NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch)
- Cut From a Different Cloth: Understanding and Supporting the Gifted Child - Amy Williams (WCPS Coordinator, Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program)
- K-3 Literacy - Winter Goodson (Carver Heights Elementary, Elementary Curriculum Specialist)
The event is free of charge, and refreshments and lunch will be provided for those in attendance. Childcare and translator services will be available upon request. Parents interested in attending or who need more information can contact Caroline Brown at 919-736-5073.