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WCPS To Hold Parent Seminar Thursday

On Thursday, October 12, the Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) Federal Programs Department will hold its 21st 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 AM. 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 Baruti Kafele, an award winning educator, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and education consultant.

“We heard Principal Kafele speak with our teachers at this year’s WCPS Summer Institute, and we are excited to give our parents the opportunity to hear his passion, experience, and life’s perspectives at our Parent Seminar,” states Dr. Carol Artis, WCPS Executive Director for C&I and Federal Programs. “Principal Kafele is a dynamic speaker, and he will provide valuable strategies that can help students close what he has coined as the ‘attitude gap’, which is defined as, ‘the gap between those students who have the will to achieve excellence and those who do not’.”

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:

· Social Media (WCPS Digital Teaching & Learning Coaches)

· Poverty (Goldsboro Housing Authority)

· Math at Home for K-5 students (WCPS Elementary Lead Math Teachers)

· Testing Information (Manning Musgrave / Hollie Lewis)

· Financial Literacy (State Employees Credit Union)

· WCC Continuing Education (Maxine Cooper, Outreach Representative with Workforce Continuing Education Services)

· TBD – Wayne County Health Department

· WCC College and Career Promise Program (Lorie Waller, High School Cooperative Programs)

· Tutor.com, Homework Help, & other library services (Wayne County Public Library)

The event is free of charge, and refreshments and lunch will be provided for those in attendance. Transportation, 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.

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