Getting Students Engaged
Research shows that when parents and family members are involved in their child's school life, the student scores higher and achieves a higher level of success in their education. Take time to learn what is happening in your child's classroom. Contact your teacher anytime you have a question or concern.
Ways To be Involved At your Child's School
At Ballinger Independent School District, there are many ways you can get involved with your child's education. Below are just a few ideas to help you get started:
- Make appointments as needed to discuss your child's progress or concerns.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences with specific questions you want to ask.
- Participate in informal opportunities to talk with and get to know school staff and educators.
- Attend PTA or parent meetings regularly.
- Take advantage of district family resource centers!
- Attend school events
- Volunteer in the classroom
- Attend meetings on learning expectations, assessment and grading procedures.
- Assist your child's teacher in the classroom or on field trips if you are able.
- Voice your support or concerns on any issue that will affect your family.
- Serve on school advisory councils or committees on curriculum, discipline, and so forth.