A message repeated by english language arts instructors teaching during the Parent University event Thursday was to never stop reading. Response to Intervention coach Rubye Lee, suggests spending at least 30 to 45 minutes a day reading with your children and to let them read to you for at least 15 minutes. The importance of students to be able to not only read, but to comprehend material was also discussed. Jordan Wilson/Press-Herald

LaMonica Ensley practices her "A" sound with Jones Elementary third grade teacher Jennifer Santelices.
LaMonica Ensley practices her “A” sound with Jones Elementary third grade teacher Jennifer Santelices.
The Webster Parish School Board hosted a Parent University Friday at Minden High School.
Teachers from across the south end of the parish met with parents to share information and answer questions about how to help their children be successful in school and with standardized tests.
The classes were divided into grades and subjects, so that parents with children in different grades would have a chance to take in information from the different instructors.

“Many parents commented that the information they received would be very helpful in working with their children,” staff development facilitator Marty Kilgore said. “The first Parent University for Webster Parish Schools was a success and we look forward to offering this opportunity to parents again next year.”

Doyline High School English Teacher Alexis Nelson talks on the importance of parental involvement in a child's education, a message that echoed by various other instructors.
Doyline High School English Teacher Alexis Nelson talks on the importance of parental involvement in a child’s education, a message that echoed by various other instructors.

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