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Local high school to host parent summit

By: Cinde Ingram

HIGH POINT — Parents are invited to learn more about college and careers at a Parent Empowerment Summit at Southwest Guilford High School.

“We call it the empowerment summit because this is an opportunity for parents, students and community members to be empowered with an array of information to make healthy and sound decisions for their students,” said Principal Mike Hettenbach. “We welcome not only parents of high school students, but parents of younger elementary and middle school students to be in the know in advance.”

The summit is set for Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is open now at http://bit.ly/ParentSummitSWHS2019. Onsite registration and a continental breakfast also will be available.

Parents can visit more than 15 vendors and community resource tables at the beginning of the summit and in between sessions. Door prizes from local businesses and child care also will be available. A student’s project reinforcing kindness will help set the tone.

“Typically, parents become less involved with their children’s education as they get older,” said

Michelle Phillips, school social worker. “At Southwest High, we have noticed that the more parents are involved in their child’s education, the more successful the student.”

Parents who attended past empowerment summits have said they wished they could have attended more sessions, Phillips said.

Parents can choose among three 45-minute sessions, with the first session scheduled for 9:15 to 10 a.m., the second from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and third from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Each session will include a host of varying topics, such as preparing to be a college student athlete, the benefits of taking honors/Advanced Placement programs in high school, finding and applying for scholarships, addressing teen anxiety and more.

There also will be a Q&A with the principal.

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Want to go?

• What: Southwest Parent Summit

• When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Where: Southwest Guilford High media center, 4364 Barrow Road.

• To preregister, visit http://bit.ly/ParentSummitSWHS2019

• For more information, call Michelle Phillips 336-819-2970 or email phillim2@gcsnc.com

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