Parents & Students

A parent is a child's #1 teacher

Schools and kids do better when parents are involved. While they may not be educators themselves, parents bring their years of life and job experience to the process. PLUS ... Parents know their children better than anyone else and have the most complete understanding of a child's physical, social, developmental, and family history. Parents are the only adults in the educational process who have been and will continue to be deeply involved throughout the child's school career.

ACADEMIC BOOSTERS/PARENTS OF MPSD

Academic Boosters is an organization that cares deeply about the education of children in the Manitowoc Public School District! We invite you to become a member of this dynamic organization as we move forward in making a difference in the academic progress of all students. In our second year, Academic Boosters is currently seeking funds for an after school math program, Challenge Day, and exercise equipment for special needs students. Interesting and diverse topics presented at our recent meetings include information regarding cyber-bullying, Miracle League of the Lakeshore, a special needs prom, school violence prevention measures, and results of a math survey of our district. We invite you to look at our web-page created by chairwoman, Lisa Johnston, here. 

This user-friendly site has excellent information for parents regarding Common Core Standards, Response to Intervention, Title 1, Bullying/Harassment, and Acronyms & Abbreviations. A video created by Washington Jr. High students entitled, Dream, H-T-R news articles, and valuable links are also included on our site. Academic Boosters’ meetings generally take place the second Monday of the month, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at the MPSD Board Office, 2902 Lindbergh Drive. Feel free to contact any of the Academic Boosters board members listed on our web-site for more information. If you cannot attend, yet would like to support Academic Boosters, please go to our web-site and click on “Donate to Current Projects”. There you will find an easy contribution form, which can be printed and completed in less than two minutes. Monetary donations to Academic Boosters are tax-deductible.